A recent report by United Nations Environment states that plastic pollution is threatening at least 600 different species of marine wildlife. While one in three leatherback turtles consume plastic mistaking it for jellyfish, almost 90% of seabirds end up eating plastic when they reach out for food. This is because more than eight million tonnes of plastic – equal to dumping a garbage truck of plastic every minute – end up in the oceans, each year. About 85% of marine litter is plastic debris. To deal with this heap of a problem, some African nations have waged war against plastic. Erik Solheim, head of United Nations Environment, tells Twentyfour7. what other countries can do to follow suit.