Marine Debris

From the smallest bits of plastic, to enormous fishing nets, "the stuff" from our daily lives makes its way to the ocean every day. Over 6 million tonnes of rubbish is dumped into the world's oceans each year. Discarded debris in the ocean is responsible for the death of over a million animals each year, and is found in even the most remote ocean places.

  • Debris harms marine wildlife through entanglement and ingestion
  • Studies indicate that corals exposed to plastic are 20 times more likely to develop coral disease
  • Once underwater, plastic debris can remain there for generations, causing ongoing problems

Everyday we can each choose to limit our use of single use plastic to reduce our impact.