Every year, over 300 million tons of plastic are produced. Millions of tons of plastic end up in our ocean and rivers every year. However, plastics are only one type of pollution driving the decline in ocean - and planetary - health. The ocean is also threatened by eutrophication (nutrient load), sediment load, light pollution, marine resource extraction, noise, and chemical pollution.
IUCN is addressing the triple planetary crisis of pollution, biodiversity loss, and climate change and making a difference through science, policy, and projects which provide holistic solutions and resources to restore and revitalise our planet and our ocean.