Around ten million tonnes enter the ocean, but scientists estimate that only about 0.3 million tonnes of plastic is floating at the ocean surface.
There is evidence that that microplastics and even smaller particles called nano plastics move from a fish’s stomach to its muscle tissue, which is the part humans typically eat.
A 1.5 degree Celsius rise in global temperatures could see 70-90% of Earth's coral reefs vanish.
He was inspired by findings from a 2018 study: 80% of the world's ocean plastic comes from 10 rivers.
A Chile-based American entrepreneur recycles used fishing nets and turns them into skateboards to be sold in the US
Scientists suggested the measures to tackle marine pollution from plastics at the 5th International Conference on Ecotoxicology and Environmental Sciences.
As much as 88 per cent of the open ocean's surface contains plastic debris, raising concern about the effect on marine life and the food chain.