Plastic Soup: Why Plastics And Oceans Shouldn’t Be Mixed?

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Our oceans are turning into Plastic...Are we?
Volunteers try to clear a dam which is filled with discarded plastic bottles and other garbage, blocking Vacha Dam, near the town of Krichim on April 25, 2009. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Twenty-Twenty is the year of the COVID-19, however, 2010-2020 has been the decade of the plastic straw.

News segments assume items, hot takes, and social media posts declared plastic straws public enemy preferred.

The story had everything: a child on a mission against the whole world, a gut-wrenching video of a turtle with a straw stuck in its nose, associate easy-to-understand and omnipresent drawback.

We tend to conjointly have a transparent resolution requiring hardly any sacrifice: to save the environment and lots of the atmosphere, we just simply have to prevent the usage of plastic straws.

The problem of plastic in nature, significantly in our oceans, could be an international crisis.

Each minute, a few dump-truck loads of plastic goes into the oceans, sullying beaches, symptom life, and contaminating our food provide.

Eliminating all types of plastics from our lives is neither possible nor fascinating.

Plastic encompasses a ton of advantages, environmental and otherwise: It keeps our food recent thus we tend to waste less; it’s sterile; it’s sturdy. And, once we’re finished with it, it will become new other things.

Thus, however, will we tend to keep these edges whereas keeping plastic out of nature?

Concerning eight million tonnes of plastic enters the ocean once a year, and if business continues as is common, we tend to face a future with a lot of plastics within the Ocean than fish by 2050.

Our plastic addiction and waste direction is condemnatory unnumbered marine birds and animals to death by trap or poisoning, and even resulting in chemical contamination of the fish we tend to eat.

From the Arctic to the Antarctic, no corner of the Ocean is untouched by this international scourge.

The Brobdingnagian swirls of plastic rubbish visible on the ocean surface – atrocious as they’re – represent simply the tip of the iceberg.

What lies below are the lots of micro-beads and broken-down particles of plastic that are simply eaten by ocean creatures, and are not possible to get rid of.

The desperately required resolution concerns a mix of increased awareness, reduced plastic use, and massively improved waste management.

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