OUTA Insights: a long distance (ocean) swimmer and an environmental law expert talks about plastic pollution in oceans

The world this week celebrated World Oceans Day as well as World Environment Day, which focused on plastic pollution. In this podcast long distance swimmer and environmental activist Sarah Ferguson speaks about her passion to highlight and curb plastic pollution. Yamkela Ntola, a legal expert, reflects on the legal aspects of plastic pollution. How bad is it, who is to blame and how can we change this? Is government and industry doing enough?
8 Jun 2023 English South Africa Politics

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