Volunteers compare the extent of the contamination to coral reefs made of plastic, writes NOVA TV.
Divers from an international non-governmental organization have removed thousands of plastic bags from the water off the Greek island of Andros. Volunteers compare the extent of the contamination to coral reefs made of plastic.
More than 80 countries have already introduced similar bans, writes NOVA TV.
New Zealand officially banned disposable plastic bags, introducing heavy fines for companies that continue to provide them.
Plastic pollution has become a growing global concern, with a million birds and more than 100,000 marine mammals injured or killed each year.
UN Secretary-General Ecuadorian Maria Fernanda Espinosa announced her intention to step up the collective fight against the pollution caused by plastic waste, which affects people all over the planet.
"80 percent of plastics end up in the oceans, between 8 and 12 million tons each year," said Espinosa at a press conference.