The Great Atlantic Ocean Garbage

Green Earth Journey

Researchers carried out a two decade study in areas of the Caribbean and the North Atlantic off of the US coast – the longest study on record of plastic marine debris conducted in any ocean basin. The majority of specimens found were plastics used to make consumer items, as well as a bevvy of plastic bag remains, all no more than 1 cm across but large in number in some areas. February 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm by Katie M.

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Serious Effects of Plastic Pollution on Human Health


the mantra of “plastic is fantastic” shaped our environment to the extent that today plastic really is all around us. Food and beverage containers, cosmetic and toiletry containers, pens, car interiors, your laptop mouse, toys, bags, packaging, floors, shoes and your cellphone screen. Materials that do not readily look like plastic include plastic polymers or resins like Styrofoam and food can liners. In short, we are constantly exposed to plastics.

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