A HUGE QUANTITY OF PLASTIC IS ENTERING THE OCEANS

It is estimated that 8 million US tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year. That’s the equivalent of 16 shopping bags full of plastic for every metre of coastline

According to Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup 2018 report, the top 10 items found in the oceans are:

1. Cigarette butts

(contains plastic

filters)

2. Food wrappers

3. Plastic beverage

bottles

4. Plastic

bottle caps

5. Plastic

grocery bags

6. Other plastic

bags

7. Straws/stirrers

8. Plastic

takeout

containers

9. Plastic lids

10. Styrofoam

takeout

containers

For the rest of this article (Asian Diver 2019 Issue 1 No 152) and other stories, check out our past issues here or download digital copy here.

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