This article, published in The Economist, may be long but it is well worth the read. It is a sobering account of the scourge of plastic in our oceans and will make us think of what can I do about it? For a start become conscious of when and how you are using plastic products. Give up plastic shopping bags, using drinking straws, avoid products which contain micro-beads. It is interesting to note that ‘countries as varied as Bangladesh, France and Rwanda have duly banned plastic bags. Since last year anyone offering them in Kenya risks four years in prison or a fine of up to $40,000’.