Great Pacific Garbage Patch
What is that?
It is an area in the Pacific Ocean with a very high concentration of plastic debree.
Plastic is also causing drainage pipes to clog, and flooding to occur.
Loss of Species
The Problems the plastic debree causes is animal death, there has been 267 marine species affected by the plastic in the ocean. These deaths happen because they eat or get caught in the plastic polluting the oceans.
Plastic is a non-biodegradable material that won't decay. Yes that might be good for the consumers but it is not for the enviroment and aninmals.
There are ways to help. We can recycle and use reusable products, yes that may not seem very affective but it helps.
There are many different attempts to help the plastic problem. There are some bans on foam containers and plastic bags. Also scientist are inventing and working on a substitute material for plastic called nanocarbons which are less of polluters.
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