Naturalist and filmmaker Sir David Attenborough is taking another step to help the planet. He’s featured in a new video campaign for UK plastic recycling technology. In the video, he calls for additional protections for the world’s oceans, according to Forbes.

Mura Technology, the company that released the film, has released a technology that it claims can recycle all types of plastic. The firm hopes its technology would help reduce the burden of plastics in the ocean. 

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“What’s so tragic about plastic pollution is that it is so totally unnecessary,” Attenborough says in the video, “The plastic in our oceans should never have found its way there in the first place.”

Mura’s proprietary recycling process, dubbed HydroPRS, took supercritical steam to break down plastics. Steve Mahon, CEO of Mura Technology, told Forbes.com, “Our process offers a viable recycling route for materials considered ‘unrecyclable’, that would otherwise be destined for landfill, incineration and the environment. HydroPRS can convert all plastic types back into their constituent ingredients, for re-use in the manufacture of new plastic materials.”

Source: Mura Technology/YouTube

“Our discussions with Sir David Attenborough focused on the contribution advanced recycling can make to address unrecycled plastics we see in our environment, particularly the oceans,” he said. “Sir David was pleased to support the search for new solutions to the apparently intractable problem of ocean plastics.”

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There are products you may be using or habits you may have that contribute to plastic pollution. Learn more about how the use of Teabags, Cotton Swabs, Laundry, Contact Lenses, Glitter, and Sheet Masks pollute our oceans so you can make more informed decisions going forward. There are also numerous simple actions and switches that can help cut plastic out of our lives including, making your own cosmetics, shampoo, toothpaste, soap, household cleaners, using mason jars, reusable bags/bottles/straws, and avoiding microbeads

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Read more about David Attenborough in One Green Planet, including his new PBS documentary, speech to the UN Security Council, appearance on 60 minutes interview with Greta Thunberg,  upcoming documentary, his award from the Queen, thoughts on remote work and the coronavirus, and more about his upcoming BBC documentaries. 

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