Earth Day 2018: Test your knowledge of oceans plastic pollution

This year the issue of plastic pollution in our oceans has attracted increasing scientific concern and has emerged as a global crisis to the public eye. There are increasingly high levels of man-made pollution in many of the world's seas and it is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans. A recent report co-authored by Professor Edward Kosior of Brunel University London and Irene Crescenzi of Catch Plastic suggests that global funding to revolutionise waste management in the world's worst polluting countries could clean up ocean plastic by 77% by 2025.

Earth Day 2018 will focus on mobilizing the world to end plastic pollution, including creating support for a global effort to eliminate single-use plastics along with global regulation for the disposal of plastics. Earth Day Network, the organisation that leads Earth Day worldwide, will educate millions of people about the health and other risks associated with the indiscriminate use and disposal of plastics, including pollution of our oceans, water and wildlife, and about the growing body of evidence that decomposing plastics are creating serious global problems. 

Test your knowledge of oceans plastic pollution taking the test:

You can read the report Stopping Ocean Plastic co-authored by E. Kosior and I. Crescenzi at: