Switch to refillable bottles to save oceans from plastic, says advocate

8 June 2017

A growing movement aimed at getting Londoners to stop using throw-away plastic bottles has joined forces with the United Nations to save the ocean.

The UN-backed #OneLess campaign is distributing free water bottles to diplomats and participants of the UN Ocean conference in New York.

Some 8 million tons of plastic pour into the oceans ever year, equivalent to dumping a garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, the UN estimates.

In London alone, plastic water bottles are one of the most common items accounting for 10 per cent of all litter items found in the River Thames.

Jocelyne Sambira caught up with Mirella von Lindenfals, Director of Communications INC, who believes it’s not too late to reverse the damage.

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