New investment for businesses to tackle ocean plastics crisis

Plastic pollution is creating an environmental crisis in the oceans.

According to the United Nations more than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the water every year, killing up to 1 million sea birds and 100,000 mammals, turtles and fish.

Unless significant action is taken, the amount of plastic in the seas will triple by 2025.

To tackle the plastics problem, Innovate UK and Sky Ocean Ventures have joined forces to offer UK businesses £6 million in simultaneous public and private funding.

For more information visit Tackling Ocean Plastics