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IMPACTS OF PLASTIC WASTE

ECO-WARRIORS SAY NO! TO SINGLE USE PLASTICS

Bellasini & Gemma have made a short 360 video for Eco-Warriors & their Club Members to watch which can assist end the terrible impacts of Plastic Waste on our Environment. Move your mobile phone around to enjoy view all aspects of this important video.

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Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues, as rapidly increasing production of disposable plastic products overwhelms the world’s ability to deal with them.

Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic waste escapes into the oceans from coastal nations. That’s the equivalent of setting five garbage bags full of trash on every foot of coastline around the world.

 

Plastics often contain additives making them stronger, more flexible, and durable. But many of these additives can extend the life of products if they become litter, with some estimates ranging to at least 400 years to break down.

 

Millions of animals are killed by plastics every year, from birds to fish to other marine organisms. Nearly 700 species, including endangered ones, are known to have been affected by plastics. Nearly every species of seabird eats plastics.

 

The solution is to prevent plastic waste from entering rivers and seas in the first place

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