|Plastic concentration (grams per km2)|
It is known today that about 700 species are affected by plastic garbage, present in the oceans and, annually, about 8 million tons of plastic end in the sea. About 40% of this waste consists of single-use plastics, that is to say plastic that is used only once and then left unused. This is affecting a wide range of marine animals, from birds to mammals, not only because of the risk of entanglement, before their decomposition, but also by the risk of ingestion of plastic particles of microscopic size, which can ultimately lead to death by malnutrition, due to obstruction of the digestive system.
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No water, no life. No blue, no green. – Dr. Sylvia Earle
Written by Andreia Vieira