English Writing- Plastic Menace 21/5/18

TAKE THE PLASTIC PLEDGE

It has been estimated by our friends at Greenpeace that at this present moment around 12.7 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans each year – That’s a truck load of rubbish a minute.

Plastic litter is travelling the Oceans and turning up in every corner of our planet – from Cornish beaches, to uninhabited Pacific islands. It is even being found trapped in Arctic ice.

Our oceans are slowly turning into a plastic soup and the effects on ocean life are chilling.

Beyond Plastic Bags

Big pieces of plastic are choking and entangling turtles and seabirds and tiny pieces are clogging the stomachs of creatures who mistake it for food, from tiny zooplankton to whales. Plastic is now entering every level of the ocean food chain and even ending up in the seafood on our plates.

Do you like what you have watched or read? What can we do?

Take a look at:

https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/what-we-do/oceans/plastics/for ideas and more information.

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