(SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) 4-YEAR-OLD ENVIRONMENTALIST, NINA GOMES, SAYING:
"Hello my name is Nina, I'm 4-years-old and I collect plastic with my dad."
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This father and daughter team scoop up plastic bottles and bags
from polluted waters around Rio de Janeiro
SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) 4-YEAR-OLD ENVIRONMENTALIST, NINA GOMES, SAYING:
FATHER ASKING: "Why are you collecting plastic?"
"Because (otherwise) fish and turtles die."
11 million tons of plastic are discarded into the ocean every year
Source: United Nations Environment Programme
Nina's father, Ricardo, is the director of Instituto Mar Urbano
a group dedicated to fighting marine disasters
He hopes his daughter's example will inspire others
"Nina is the breaking point for love, for empathy while seeing that our attitude today will define the legacy we will leave the generations to come."