World Oceans Day: Saving the Oceans by Combating Plastic Pollution

Celebrated on June 8th, the theme of the World Oceans Day this year is preventing plastic pollution.Oceans are under threat because of global warming, industrialisation and waste dumping. Every year around 12.7 million tonnes of plastic waste goes into the ocean.

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First published: June 8, 2018, 7:21 PM IST | Updated: June 8, 2018
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Celebrated on June 8th, the theme of the World Oceans Day this year is preventing plastic pollution.Oceans are under threat because of global warming, industrialisation and waste dumping. Every year around 12.7 million tonnes of plastic waste goes into the ocean. Microplastic content has been found close to the Antarctic. Millions of animals die every year due to plastic ingestion Awareness and eco-friendly plastic alternatives can help save the resource that is key for sustaining life​.

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