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It is now believed that there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Of that mass, 269,000 tons float on the surface, while some four billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer litter the deep sea.

Along with cutting down on plastics and other polluting wastes, recycling is a good way to conserve the environment even though experts agree that it can’t completely combat plastic pollution just by itself.

The Charter lays the groundwork to ensure plastics are designed for reuse and recycling. By signing the Charter, our partners commit to a more resource-efficient and lifecycle approach to plastics stewardship on land and at sea. Through partnerships with businesses, international organizations and other countries, we can grow the momentum for real action on plastic pollution around the world.

Check out these simple ways you can start reducing the plastic waste you generate in your every day activities and use less plastic

Plastic pollution is a widespread, long-lasting and rapidly growing problem. Larger ‘macroplastics’ – like