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Paper Water Bottles and the Ocean

by Chuck Peavey 14. October 2010 19:48

Plastic in the Pacific Ocean

It really doesn’t take much to get me excited but if there is one environmental issue that keeps me up at night, it’s the plastic island called the Pacific Garbage Patch. You’ve already heard me talk about the Pacific Gyre and the 40+ million ton island of plastic in the Pacific Ocean.

It all starts when someone accidently drops a water bottle which goes down a storm drain then floats out to the ocean where 7 to 20 years later, it winds up in this big pile of plastic. Over the next several years, it breaks down into tiny pieces; the fish eat it, birds eat it, turtles eat and they all die. More...

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Categories: Ecological Sustainability