Talking about pollution: Plastic is very much on our menu
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There is a massive dump of floating plastic garbage in the Pacific Ocean. It is huge and it is growing. The so called “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is with approximately 1.6 million sq km about as big as Central Europe. But that is not all. The real problem is even much more serious. Plastic is everywhere in the oceans. You can find it even in the most remote places, polluting the waters or littering the beaches. While some is dumped directly into the seas, an estimated 80 percent of marine litter makes its way there gradually from land-based sources including those far inland via storm drains, sewers, and other routes.
Kricke, G. (2018, June 7). Talking about pollution: Plastic is very much on our menu. The Philippine Star, p. 7.
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