Marine Plastic Pollution

Plastic is a petroleum-based synthetic organic polymer having qualities that make it useful for packaging, construction, household and sporting goods, cars, electronics, and agriculture. Cheap, lightweight, robust, and pliable, plastic is a popular material. Every year, over 300 million tonnes of plastic are produced, with half of it going into single-use goods like shopping bags, cups, and straws.Every year, over 8 million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans. The most common type of marine litter is floating plastic waste. From surface waters to deep-sea strata, waste plastic comprises nearly 80 percent of all marine trash.

 

  • Track 1-1 Impact on Marine Environment
  • Track 2-2 Impact on Food and Health
  • Track 3-3 Impact on Climate change
  • Track 4-4 Impact on Tourism

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