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Plastics in our Oceans

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Plastics in our Oceans
Julie Higgins
Introduction to Waste
Animals, such as sea turtles, are greatly effected by plastic waste. Animals tend to think that the plastic is food, or they can get tangled in it. Plastic is not edible (obviously) and they end up not only biting the plastic, but biting the dust as well. Thousands of sea birds, sea turtles, and other marine mammals are victims of the plastics. Plastic cannot be digested, therefore effecting the predator that eats the animal.
The Effects on Animals
Video
What we can do to help
Plastic is a large component of our daily lives, and they can range from anywhere from tiny microplastics to your laundry hamper. While there are simple and healthy ways to dispose of these, some people are lazy and do not think of the repercussions it has on the environment. In fact, about 8 million of metric tons of plastic enter the oceans every year, and it takes thousands of years to decompose fully or it stays forever.
Bibliography
https://ocean.si.edu/conservation/pollution/marine-plastics

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/ocean_plastics/
VOA National Geographic
Helping our oceans to be free of plastic debris is essential. To help our oceans out, we must reduce the amounts of plastic produced, recycle as much plastic as possible, and clean up our plastic products. We can find alternatives for plastic, such as paper or options that will decompose much faster. Do not litter, put a little more effort to walk four feet to a recycling bin.
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