People look for items in a public dumping area in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. (Photographer: Daniele Volpe/Bloomberg)

Plastic Is Choking Our Oceans. Here’s A Plan To Fix It

There will be more waste plastic in the sea than fish by 2050, unless the industry cleans up its act.

That was a warning issued by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation two years ago. The foundation said in a recent report that more than 8 million tonnes of plastics enter the ocean each year, yet the three biggest clean-ups deal with just 0.5 percent of that volume.

Now one 23-year-old innovator has come up with an ambitious plan to rid the oceans of its plastic.