Good morning to everyone reading 'Serious Topics', 'The Third' and all other social media websites currently online today! 'The Times' leads this weekend with some editorial comment on rubbish dumped! Plastic is on the menu, the Prince of Wales told a conference on stewardship of the oceans yesterday. He was speaking in Malta, where given the prevalence of seafood in the local diet, he was right in the most literal sense. Plastic waste dumped on land and in rivers is finding its way into the world’s oceans so fast and in such quantities that by one estimate there will be more waste than fish in the sea, by weight, by the middle of the century. Much of this plastic is recognisable as bottles and bags, but more is invisible to the naked eye. As tiny beads and fibres, plastic is now part of the oceanic food chain. Fish absorb it along with useful nutrients! 'The Times' thunders that the world’s oceans are being choked by plastic, but they will recover quickly if governments work together to stop it reaching the open sea.