Marine Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution in Marine environment is a great concern these days because it’s harming marine lives and people are no more reducing its uses. Current estimates show that at least 8 million pieces of plastic are entering the ocean every single day. Due to its cheapness, people are using it in a very large amount. Plastic is harmful as it non-biodegradable and it is very durable which means it never breaks down. A plastic bottle can last for 450 years in the marine environment , slowly fragmenting into smaller and smaller pieces eventually end up microscopic but never truly go away.

Plastic affects the animals living in water and also the living beings consuming those animals. The sad thing is that we could not scoop all the plastics out of the sea. What we can do are to reduce the use of single-use plastic, recycle it properly, support the organizations addressing plastic Pollution or can participate in a beach or river cleanup.