“Plastic debris and microplastics is transported by ocean currents across borders. It is found everywhere, even on the remotest shores of uninhabited islands, in the Arctic ice, the deep ocean and in a broad array of marine organisms.
While our knowledge of the impact of plastics in our oceans is incomplete, what we already know shows we should notwait before taking action.”– Achim Steiner, Vidar Helgesen foreword for “Marine plastic debris and microplastics – Global lessons and research to inspire action and guide
policy change. United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi. UNEP (2016).