Plastic has helped us to improve our living conditions, especially in developing countries. However, used plastics have become one of our modern global challenges.
QUICK WASTE FACTS
Our oceans are slowly changing into an enormous plastic soup and the effects on ocean life are disastrous. Big pieces of plastic are choking and entangling turtles and seabirds and tiny pieces are clogging the stomachs of creatures who mistake it for food, from tiny zooplankton to whales. Plastic is now entering every level of the ocean food chain and even ending up in the seafood on our plates.
Each day an average of 365 tiny plastic fragments or fibres settles on every square metre of land. Samples from monitoring devices were analysed to identify whether the tiny plastic pieces, invisible to the naked eye and less than five millimetres long, were present in the mountain range.
Parks are also drowning in plastic waste and they’re just some minutes from your house.
If you want to make a difference you’re never too young or old. Just take action!!!