My name is Tim Stephenson. I teach science in the Vancouver area. I have started a strong plastic pollution awareness program at my school.

There is clearly an issue that is trending all over the world…plastic pollution.  Where I live in the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver just this year is now banning plastic straws, putting a fee on plastic bags and ramping up the recycling of single use plastics.  The adage that by 2050, plastic in the oceans will outnumber the fish is as commonly heard an expression as ever.

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