Infographic: Plastic Pollution In Our Oceans Is on the Rise | KCET
Infographic: Plastic Pollution In Our Oceans Is on the Rise
From single-use drinking straws doled out at restaurants to exfoliating microbeads floating in your face cleanser, plastic permeates every part of life and creates an alarming amount of waste that does not biodegrade.
Much of this plastic waste ends up in our oceans, wreaking havoc on marine life by way of entanglement (100,000 marine creatures die every year from it) or ingestion (two-thirds of the world's fish stock suffers from it).
While California has attempted to curb plastic pollution by banning disposable bags, and floating booms across the Pacific are hoping to take off and collect discarded bits of plastic (such as those found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch), the world still has a long way to go before we rid our oceans of plastic debris.
The solution starts with awareness. Check out this infographic from Custom Made to learn the facts about plastic waste above and below sea level, and think twice the next time you reach for that straw for your water.
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