“Oceans play a vital role in life on earth, a role that affects humans in addition to whales, fish and turtles. Around 18 billion pounds of plastic are leaked into the ocean every single year — that’s equivalent to 1 billion elephants, 80 million blue whales or 25,000 Empire State Buildings.
If plastic pollution continues at the current rate as now, then by 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic than fish. Ocean pollution not only threatens animals with extinction, but also impacts the oxygen we breathe, global ecosystems and our water supply. Not only will plastic pollution cause the extinction of many marine plants and animals, but even the phrase “plenty of fish in the sea” will become obsolete.
Plastic is nonbiodegradable and various plastics can remain in our oceans for up to 1,000 years. Therefore more effort needs to be directed at reducing plastic pollution in the ocean to protect wildlife, our planet and the health of all of mankind.”
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