Every human on Earth relies on the oceans to survive in one way or another.
Imagine you cut your favourite fish and in its belly is a used condom or the butt of a cigarette.
According to scientists, if nothing drastic changes in the way we use and dispose of plastics, by 2050, there will be more plastics in the oceans than there will be fishes.
In the case of Ghana, the Atlantic Ocean has become a floating landfill of not just plastic waste, but everything else which is threatening marine life and the livelihoods of people who depend on the ocean for their source of income.
As the world celebrated the World Oceans Day over the weekend, Citi News’ Richard Annerquaye Abbey went to some of the beaches in Accra to ascertain the extent of damage we are doing to the Atlantic ocean which washes the shores of southern part of Ghana.
Watch to find out some of the 130 different waste items that were recovered from one of the beach clean-up exercises.