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PLASTIC POLLUTION

 

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WATER POLLUTION


(Created on 23/01/2016)

 

 

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  • Video captures moment plastic enters food chain - 11 March 2017
    "A scientist has filmed the moment plastic microfibre is ingested by plankton, illustrating how the material is affecting life beneath the waves...
    An estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic "disappears" from the world's waste stream each year...
    The United Nations has estimated that there are 46,000 pieces of waste plastic per square mile of sea."

    (BBC)

 

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VIDEOS:

  • Oceans Could Hold More Plastic Than Fish by 2050 - VIDEO - 7 March 2016
    "A new report warns there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050. There is something we can do to help prevent this from happening."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Catalyst ABC TV - Plastic Oceans
    "Oceans are silently choking on our plastic waste. Plastic and synthetic materials are the most common types of debris in our oceans and are having horrific impacts on marine wildlife and systems. As an island continent "girt by sea" marine debris is of particular importance for Australia. Creatures get entangled in plastics and drown and ingested concentrated toxins from plastics pose a threat to the health of the food chain. Plastics also transport and introduce species into new environments. Anja Taylor catches up with the CSIRO research team spearheading the Marine Debris Survey, a world first study of the plastics around our coastline."

    (YouTube)