Monday 30 March 2009

Plastic Contamination of the Worlds Oceans

The issue of plastic contamination in the ocean is rapidly gaining a lot of attention. The repercussions are first and foremost affcting the ocean’s eco-system. Beyond that, plastics function as a magnet for chemicals such as PCB’s in water. Fish which swallow both the small and large bits of plastic, ingest the chemicals, and in-turn are ingested by humans.

"Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas."

Watch Captain Charles Moore in this video shed more light on the daunting ramifications of our throw away plastic debris into the oceans

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