Plastics’ unchecked growth threatens wildlife

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No Blue, No Green!

Next time you see someone throw plastic into the ocean, inform the offender that 8.8 million metric tons of plastic waste are dumped into oceans every year. China is responsible for 2.4 million metric tons. It is time to end such destructive behaviour.

The problem keeps getting worse because plastics do not biodegrade. Thus, it should be no surprise that eighty percent of marine debris is plastic. Floating debris tends to form a circular motion known as a gyre. Plastics are usually found at the centre of gyres or along coastlines.

Plastics in the ocean are a serious threat to marine life. So are fishing nets left in the ocean. They entangle ocean life and restrict their movement, thereby contributing to starvation.

Why The Ocean. Courtesy of YouTube

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Kathy is the owner of Kirk Scuba Gear, a passionate Scuba Diver, Ocean Advocate and Managing Editor of The Scuba News Canada

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