PLASTICS MARINE LITTER A - Z

 

 

 

 

PROTESTS - One way of drawing attention to a social problem like marine litter is to peacefully demonstrate with signs like this that say it all. By keeping the subject live in the minds of politicians, eventually they will be forced into acting responsibly.

 

 

Plastic is all around us, we put our food in it, we dress in it. It's in our cars and our carpets. We rely on it in so many ways that we cannot at the moment do without it.

 

But should we dump it out at sea and now that we know about what our waste is doing to marine life, should we not attempt to clean up the gyres that we created?

 

This is an A to Z of important headings to do with ocean pollution.

 

A is for ABS

B is for Biomagnification

C is for Cancer

D is for DDT

E is for Environmental Impact

F is for Fishing Nets

G is for Gyres

H is for Heavy Metals

I is for Islanders At Risk

J is for Jellyfish

K is for Killing Us

L is for Literacy

M is for Microbeads

N is for Nylon

O is for Oceans

P is for Polythene

Q is for Quantities

R is Recycling

S is for Straws

T is for Technology

U is for UNESCO

V is for Vegans

W is for Waste

X is for X Factor

Y is for Youth Action

Z is for Zero Carbon

 

 

PLASTIC MEDIA LINKS A - Z

 

BBC Ocean Plastic a Planetary Crisis - BBC website about ocean plastic and why the UN considers it a crisis for the entire planet.

 

Clean Water Action: Problem of Marine Plastic Pollution - Learn about marine plastic pollution on this website.

 

CNN Great Pacific Garbage Patch Now Three Times the Size of France - A report about birds eating plastic and how the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing faster than expected.

 

Ecowatch 22 Facts About Plastic Pollution - There's a lot to learn about plastic pollution on the this website.

 

HSPH Harvard Popularity of Plastic Takes Toll on Oceans, Puts Human Health at Risk - T.H. Chan School of Public Health resource plastic statistics, oceans and human health.

 

Imperial College London Health of Seabirds Threatened as 90 Percent Swallow Plastic - Website about seabirds & plastic.

 

Marine Conservation Ocean Plastic Pollution: Biggest Threat - Read about the deadly impact of plastic pollution on marine animals.

 

Monterey Bay Aquarium Ocean Plastic Pollution - Plastic pollution problem in oceans to how to reduce it.

 

National Geographic Great Pacific Garbage Patch - National Geographic article and look through the slide show.

 

New York Times The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Ballooning - More than 87,000 tons of plastic is clogging the Pacific Ocean, representing a major threat to marine life and birds.

 

NOAA Marine Debris Trash Talk: What Is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? - This NOAA video tells of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

 

NPR Plastic Pollution Iis Killing Coral Reefs, Four-Year Study Shows - Article about a four-year study on how the millions of tons of plastic that end up in the ocean are harming coral reefs.

 

NRDC Ten Ways to Reduce Plastic Pollution - National Resource Defense Council website tells us ten ways that people can help to reduce plastic pollution.

 

Ocean Care Plastic Pollution - How plastics are filling the ocean with waste and the deadly consequences on humans and animals.

 

Ocean Conservancy Trash-Free Seas: Plastics in the Ocean - Information on the problem with plastic, the waste it produces, and how it affects the ocean.

 

Plastic Oceans: How You Can Help - Help reduce plastic pollution, an infographic with seven simple actions that can help.

 

Science World Ocean of Plastic - Learn about plastic polluting the ocean and how to turn the tide and keep the ocean cleaner.

 

SERC Carleton Plastics in the Ocean Affecting Human Health - Plastic islands, sources of plastic toxins, and plastics impacting human and animal health.

 

Science 360 Plastic Pollution Our Oceans & Future - Video by Hawaiian students looking at the impact of Styrofoam in the ocean.

 

Sailors 4 the Sea Plastic Pollution and its Solution - About marine debris, gyres, and what the potential solutions are.

 

UNESCO Facts and Figures on Marine Pollution - UNESCO list of marine pollution facts and figures.

 

University of California An Ocean of Plastic - How much plastic makes it into the ocean and the impact it has on more than 600 species of marine life.

 

US State  Marine Pollution - Department of State website discusses challenges associated with marine pollution & plastics.

 

Washington Post Plastic In Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Increasing Exponentially, Scientists Find - More about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and its growth.

 

Whoi Plastics in Our Oceans - This article helps to explains how plastic from your home threatens marine life and what's being done about it.

 

 

 

FAST FOOD - It's not just fast food, it is our exploitative society that is poisoning the planet, without thought for the consequences. We've been living at artificially low prices at the expense of killing other life on earth.

 

 

 

 

ABS - BIOMAGNIFICATION - CANCER - CARRIER BAGS - CLOTHING - COTTON BUDS - DDT - FISHING NETS

HEAVY METALS - MARINE LITTER - MICROBEADS - MICRO PLASTICS - NYLON - OCEAN GYRES - OCEAN WASTE

 PACKAGING - PCBS - PET - PLASTIC - PLASTICS -  POLYCARBONATE - POLYSTYRENE - POLYPROPYLENE - POLYTHENE - POPS

  PVC - SHOES - SINGLE USE - SOUP - STRAWS - WATER

 

 

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PLASTICS ARE A MAJOR COMPONENT OF MARINE LITTER POLLUTION