In 2014, it was estimated that nearly 269,000 tonnes of plastic waste was floating in the world’s oceans. Plastic in the marine environment threatens the viability of the ocean as a livable habitat. The seafood sector is one of the cornerstones of the Icelandic economy, and healthy and clean oceans are therefore crucial to the well being of the Icelandic people. Iceland can lead by example to combat marine plastic pollution in the oceans.

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