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Most plastic pollution at sea starts out on land as litter on beaches, streets and sidewalks. After plastics enter the marine environment they slowly photodegrade into smaller pieces that marine life can mistake for food, sometimes with fatal results. Ocean gyres concentrate plastic pollution in five main areas of the world’s ocean and various research groups are bringing back alarming data documenting plastics impacts.
This infographic shows how much trash has been picked up by beach clean up volunteers over the last 25 years. The infographic shows what type of trash has been found on the beach and how many pieces of that kind of trash has been picked up. This starking infographic shows how much we pollute our beaches. Published by: Eclairage Public