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Protecting marine life by shifting how consumers use plastic

"A lot of people are eating seafood all the time, and fish are eating plastic all the time, so I think that's a problem," says a marine toxicologist.

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You see it pretty much any time you go to the beach; plastic in its many forms, floating around in the water and even washed up on the sand.  

A 2015 study found that nearly 9 million tons of plastic are dumped into oceans each year, and that number is expected to increase.

Now, a group of aquariums are trying to do something about it. Nineteen of them across the US have pledged to reduce the amount of plastic they use within their own facilities. And to try and change how consumers use plastics as well.     

Take Two's A Martinez spoke with Jerry Schubel, President and CEO of The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA.  

To hear the full interview with Jerry Schubel, click on the media player above.