More plastic than fish

More plastic than fish? Business leader and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt talks ocean health at U of T event

Original Publication: University of Toronto
Publication Date: November 21, 2019

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By 2050, there could be more plastic in the world’s oceans by weight than fish.

This was just one of many shocking statistics philanthropist Wendy Schmidt presented at a recent University of Toronto School of the Environment lecture titled “What We Don’t Know About the Oceans Can Kill Us.”

“I’m worried that growing populations are failing to understand how intimately the future of humanity is tied to the living systems around us, including the ocean,” said Schmidt, the president of the Schmidt Family Foundation and co-founder of the Schmidt Ocean Institute.

She added that she hoped to “offer new ways of thinking about the human impact on ocean health and to encourage public changes in behaviour.”