04 Apr '11, 1pm

Plastic Pollution, Not Marine Debris!:

Plastic Pollution, Not Marine Debris!:

**This article is drawn from a speech by Daniella Dimitrova Russo at the 5th International Marine Debris Conference in Hawaii. It first appeared on the site of the P lastic Pollution Coalition . Welcome to Hogwarts. These rooms are full of witches and wizards of enormous powers, vision and ability to change the world. Some of the leading experts on ocean health are here this week. Policy-makers, scientists, people gifted with enormous powers to transform our world. Yet, we all whisper the name, but remain silent -- there is the one who Must Not Be Named. The one is everywhere. In almost every talk. Around us. I am daring us all -- lets say the name. PLASTIC POLLUTION. Words are strong and powerful. Words can disappoint or inspire. We must use them carefully. Friends -- we all know that marine debris includes many different components: glass, aluminum cans, organic matter -...

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