10 Shocking Infographics About Plastic Waste In The Oceans

In the last few years there has been more and more evidence that plastic pollution in our oceans is becoming a massive problem.

Large pieces of plastic which end up in the sea can entangle marine animals or can also suffocate them

Tiny pieces of plastic – broken down by the action of water and the sun – cause harm by entering the marine food chain. If the animals eat plastic it will make them feel artificially full so that thye do not eat and they starve to death.

Furthermore, when fish have eaten plastic it becomes part of their body; if we then eat that fish our food contains plastic - we are eating out own plastic waste.

10 Shocking Infographics About Plastic Waste In The Oceans

Preventing Is Better Than Cleaning Up

Preventing Is Better Than Cleaning Up - 10 Shocking Infographics About Plastic Waste In The Oceans

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25% Of Fish Contain Plastic

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The Impact Of Plastic Pollution on Oceans Is At Least $8 Bn Per Year

The impact of plastic pollution on oceans is at least $8 bn per year - 10 Shocking Infographics About Plastic Waste In The Oceans

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How Ocean Pollution Affects Humans

How Ocean Pollution Affects Humans - 10 Shocking Infographics About Plastic Waste In The Oceans

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Numbers Of Animal Species Which Have Been Entangled in Marine Debris

Numbers Of Animal Species Which Have Been Entangled in Marine Debris - 10 Shocking Infographics About Plastic Waste In The Oceans

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Numbers Of Animal Species Which Have Ingested Marine Debris

Numbers Of Animal Species Which Have Ingested Marine Debris - 10 Shocking Infographics About Plastic Waste In The Oceans

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Plastics In The Ocean

Plastics In The Ocean - 10 Shocking Infographics About Plastic Waste In The Oceans

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Pathways Of Plastics Into The Oceans

Pathways Of Plastics Into The Oceans - 10 Shocking Infographics About Plastic Waste In The Oceans

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The Top Ten Items Collected From The Ocean

The Top Ten Items Collected From The Ocean - 10 Shocking Infographics About Plastic Waste In The Oceans

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