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Pollution and solutions for the Baltic Sea

Going beneath the surface of the Stockholm Archipelago with WWF to find out how plastics and micro plastics are effecting the Baltic Sea. I’m in the Archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden. Nearly 30,000 islands, inlets and rocks make up this rugged landscape in the Baltic Sea. The water here is so calm, like a bathtub but without a plug hole – it takes over 30 years for the water to cycle through which means a lot of the pollution gets stuck here. I’ve been talking with Ottillia Thoreson, Program Director for WWF Baltic Eco Region Program and local sailing veteran and Föreningen Allmogebåtar Maritime Museum guide Ulf Johan Templeman about pollution and solutions for the Baltic Sea. ‘By 2050 our oceans will contain more plastic that fish by weight.’ WWF The Baltic Sea is in trouble. Even after a decade of the adoption of the first Baltic Sea Action Plan reports show there have only been a few improvements. ‘I am a sailor since the beginning. The fish used to be really fish. The fishing is …