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Plastic pollution is a serious problem in our oceans. It makes it harder for marine life to survive and harms the environment. Plastic comes from many sources including landfills, rivers, and even our own homes. We can all help by reducing the amount of plastic we use, recycling, and picking up litter.
Plastic in our Oceans
Marine Debris: Marine debris is any type of manufactured or processed solid waste material that enters the marine environment, including plastics, metals, rubber, and glass. Plastic Pollution: Plastic pollution is the accumulation of plastic objects and particles in the environment that adversely affects wildlife, wildlife habitat, and humans. Microplastics: Microplastics are small pieces of plastic measuring less than 5 millimeters in size, which are created from the degradation of larger pieces of plastic in the environment.
Plastic pollution in the ocean can be found in the seabed, as much as 4,000 meters deep. There are five enormous garbage patches in the ocean, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the Indian Ocean Garbage Patch, the North Atlantic Garbage Patch, the South Atlantic Garbage Patch, and the South Pacific Garbage Patch. Plastic pollution in the ocean has been found to be three times more dense than plankton, making it the most abundant material in the ocean.
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How can we as individuals help to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in the ocean?
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