Get the details on this epidemic that can only stop with our reduction/elimination of plastics
What Is The Problem
Plastic Pollution in the ocean is causing virtually all marine species, including marine mammals, fish, and sea birds, to choke on or become poisoned with toxic chemicals by ingesting plastic particles. Plastics are also dangerous for humans, as they contain toxins that disrupt our endocrine system.
How Does The Plastic Get Into The Ocean
The plastic originates from land where it ends up in the ocean from littering and landfills and it travels through storm water drains and other means.
Who Is Responsible For Plastic Pollution
We are all responsible for plastic pollution, either directly or indirectly.
How Long Has This Issue Lasted
Plastic began being mass-produced in the 1930’s, and problems began shortly after. Since that time, the world population has grown by 5 billion people, most of who use plastic, contribute to littering and add to pollution.
How Do We Solve It
Prevention and beach clean up. Investing in bioplastics, or plastic made entirely from biodegradable plant material, is also a huge step in stopping plastic pollution from its base.
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