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Marine plastic pollution has increased tenfold since 1980, says biodiversity report

Updated : May 30, 2019 08:37 AM IST

Nature is declining and species are going extinct globally at rates unprecedented in human history, said a report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
There is increasing pressure on land and marine resources and that land resources are better managed by indigenous people, said the report.
Marine plastic pollution has increased tenfold since 1980 and that over 80 percent of the global wastewater is being discharged back into the environment without treatment, the report highlighted.
Marine plastic pollution has increased tenfold since 1980, says biodiversity report

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