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Sat Aug 17, 2019, 12:37 PM

16 Images Of Oceans Warning Us About The Planet Of Plastic That We Are Creating

India Times
By Anuj Tiwari Updated: Aug 17, 2019, 12:35 IST

Globally, public awareness is growing about the harm that plastic is doing to the oceans and consequently the marine life. Over 300 million tons of plastic is produced every year for use in a wide variety of applications. At least 8 million tons of that ends up in our oceans every year and makes for around 80% of all marine debris from surface waters to deep-sea sediments.
Marine species ingest and suffer because of this plastic debris, which creates severe wounds and leads to deaths. Plastic pollution endangers food production, human wellness, seaside tourism, and adds to climate change. There is an urgent need to investigate the use of existing, legally binding international agreements to address marine plastic pollution.
According to science writer Mike Berners-Lee, of the nine billion tonnes of plastic ever produced, 5.4 billion has been dumped onto land or the sea.

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bronxiteforever Aug 2019 OP
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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 01:00 PM

1. What a thoughtless, selfish species we are.

We can't even get American's to bring their own shopping bags to the grocery store. How many cities/towns have a ban on one-time use plastic bags? I've seen shoppers put their plastic milk container with a handle into a plastic bag. WTF?

Chris Jordan, The Midway





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Sat Aug 17, 2019, 02:06 PM

2. +1

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 12:31 AM

4. Charge for them....

As they have done in the UK for decades.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 02:54 PM

3. I picked up several bags of plastic trash at an exclusive resort

near Panama City in Jan. 2018.

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