by Darrel Moore
Plastic isn’t the problem when it comes to plastics in the marine environment, the issue comes from how plastic is used and disposed of. This was the message from marine litter expert, Richard Thompson OBE, on day two of Resourcing the Future 2018.
Addressing delegates, Professor Richard Thompson OBE, Head of the International Marine Litter Research Unit, University of Plymouth, said the issue of waste, in particular plastic waste in the marine environment, has never been higher on the Government’s agenda and never more in the focus of the public.
But with this, there’s a risk of a “knee jerk” reaction, which could lead to unintended consequences, instead of looking at the “right decision”.