It is no secret that plastic was innovative when it came onto the scene, but everyone failed to see how our love for this type of material would lead us into an era where we are producing cheap products with a throwaway culture. This has led not only in environmental problems such as pollution from landfills filled up by abandoned bottles and other trash drift out into nature over time; there’s also been major consequences on sea life which were previously unaware until recently!
We all know that plastic doesn’t decay or disappear. It just accumulates over time and takes up space, which is why we need to do our part in preventing its destruction by recycling as much of this junk material as possible!
We all know that plastic pollution is a big problem, but did you also realize how much comes from single-use items? A huge proportion of our waste consists only these plastics which we use once and then abandon to landfill or the ocean. They end up in marine life’s stomachs where they can cause serious complications for them such as blockages.
We all know the feeling when we go out for coffee and order a takeaway cup. But did you also realize how many are actually thrown away? The paper-looking thing can be recycled, but only if it doesn’t have any plastics inside them!
With the amount of trash in our oceans reaching new highs every day, it’s no wonder that vast floating garbage patches are beginning to form. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) alone contains 80 thousand tonnes or 500 jumbo jets worth!
The oceans are in trouble. In addition to plastic waste, we also flush away billions of dollars worth monthly through our sewage systems – cotton buds and disposable wet wipes that cause floods when they get stuck inside pipes or bio-tech devices designed for human consumption but ending up killing wildlife instead!
Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic that can measure less than five millimeters in size. They enter our waterways from things like facial scrubs and even synthetic clothing which shed fibres during the wash process – a single clothes rinse will release up 700,000 Micro-Nano Fibers!
This new research shows just how serious this environmental problem really is: not only does it pollute drinking water with these harmful toxins but due an outbreak recently hade significant impact on seafood markets around Europe as well . It’s crucial we take action now before irreversible damage has been done.
When fishing boats are not in use, they often leave their nets and other equipment behind. These abandoned objects create hazards for marine life because of how much pollution they cause with 3200 reported cases last year alone!
The danger of plastic in our seas is that it can be mistaken for food and eaten by marine life. unsuspecting creatures who consume the harmful material, choke on their own junk or slowly starve to death as they mistake these particles for nutritionally valuable nutrients such us calcium phosphate (which helps build bones).
When Shearwaters eat more plastic than any other mammal, they are starving themselves to death. The young birds often don’t get enough nutrition and cannot fight off ocean predators when leaving the nest for good!
The biologists have been using a desperate measure to save these birds. They capture their young and flush out the stomachs with sea water, claiming that up 250 pieces of plastic are now visible inside one bird!
We all know the detrimental effect that plastic is having on our marine life. And with no end in sight, it’s hard not to feel like we are losing an important part of who knows what will happen next? Thankfully there have been some initiatives taking place lately that aim help us change course for good – but even these efforts aren’t enough .
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