Theresa May announces £60 million fund to tackle scourge of plastic in world's oceans

Theresa May will this week urge Commonwealth leaders to join together to tackle the scourge of discarded plastic in the world’s oceans, as she announces £60 million-worth of funding to develop new ways to address the problem. The Prime Minister will warn that the threat to oceans is “one of the most significant environmental challenges facing the world today” and state that the Commonwealth is “uniquely placed” to build on the UK’s “transformative action”.