Plastics Impact Oceans and Ocean Life

Research reveals that parts of the Pacific Ocean have six times more plastic particles than plankton, the source of life. One major problem with fossil-fuel based plastics is that they are non-biodegradable. While plastics can break down into minute pieces, they may not completely degrade for a 1,000 years, and are mistaken for food by the tiniest of species, as well as larger marine animals.

Albatross Carcass Filled With Plastic

Photo Courtesy of Algalita Marine Research Foundation