Marine Pollution

Trash Talk: Dealing with Marine Plastic Pollution in Sri Lanka’s Oceans

If current marine plastic pollution trends continue, the ocean will contain more plastic than fish by 2050, predicts the World Economic Forum. In 2016, South Asia generated 26 million tonnes of plastic waste and unsurprisingly this has led to the creation of a “dead zone” – an area where oxygen levels are too low to sustain marine life – in the Bay of Bengal. Dinushka Paranavitana argues that the solution to the rising problem of land-based marine plastic pollution in Sri Lanka is a combined force of banning single-use plastics, proper waste management, and the use of sustainable ecofriendly alternatives.

Overcoming Challenges of Marine Pollution for Healthy Oceans

Marking World Ocean Day 2015, in this article Athula Senaratne warns of the growing threat of marine pollution, which needs effective and sustainable solutions.