Great Pacific Garbage Patch and Pollution (Marine Pollution (80% of raw…
Great Pacific Garbage Patch and Pollution
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the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is, in the end, merely the most dramatic outward symptom of a far deeper problem of enormous volumes of human waste reaching places where it was never intended to be.
"This suggests we might be underestimating how much fishing debris is floating in the oceans. Entanglement and smothering from nets is one of the most detrimental observed effects we see in nature."
The amount of plastic found in this area, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is "increasing exponentially," according to the surveyors
Critics of the plan, including Australia's Academy of Sciences, say the current plan does not go far enough to prevent reef loss or restore the reef
Plastic debris kills more than one million seabirds and more than 100,000 marine mammals each year.
Brazil pledged to improve its sanitation systems in Rio de Janeiro by 80 percent
calls for the elimination or taxation of single-use plastic bags everywhere by 2022.
Philippines will ban single-use plastic bags
Indonesia has pledged to reduce its plastic trash production by 70 percent by 2030
UNEP CleanSeas initiative
30 different countries are involved in this
removes plastic from oceans
humans are filling the oceans with an estimated 8 million tons of plastic every year, and that is expected to increase 22 percent by 2025.
Overall size is not increasing but the density is
enormous discarded fishing nets make up 46 percent of the material
the mass of plastic contained there is four to 16 times larger than previously supposed
three times the size of france
the Great Pacific Garbage Patch contains nearly 90,000 tons (80,000 metric tons) of plastic refuse
countries in East and South-East Asia account for the largest amount of plastic trash that enters the world's oceans
contains around 90,000 tons of plastic
the ocean has 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile
Plastic is getting into the food chain
This means we are eating it too
37 million pieces of plastic debris have accumulated on Henderson Island, an island uninhabited by man
the closest manufacturing facility is over 3000 miles away
This represents 1% of the plastic production in the world!
Plastic accounts for approximately 90 percent of all trash floating on the surface of the oceans
over 80 percent of marine pollution globally comes from land-based sources
80% of raw sewage from the Mediterranean Sea region is dumped into of the Mediterranean Sea
42 million tons of treated sewage sludge from the New York City was dumped in a deep-water canyon in the northern Atlantic Ocean
Animals not getting food because of decreased aquatic vegetation
Plants are not getting oxygen
Because of Algal Blooms
Plants are not getting sunlight
Because of Algal Blooms
Trapped in fishing nets