Dumping plastic in waterways is “criminal” and must end if humanity wants to save the planet for future generations, Pope Francis said in a television interview on Sunday. Reuters reports that Francis, who has made defending the environment a cornerstone of his pontificate, in an hour-long interview on state broadcaster RAI’s Channel 3, also reiterated some of the key themes of his papacy, condemning excessive spending on armaments, defending the rights of migrants, and condemning ideological rigidity by conservatives in the Church.