We have explored a large portion of the world, nevertheless, we still have to explore about 99% of our oceans. Well, in an effort do the same, we have sent many underwater sea missions to reach the deepest portions of our oceans. However, although we didn’t reach there earlier, one of our creations was already there. No matter which area of the ocean we explore, we discover that plastic is already there. In fact, when we consider microplastic, then plastic is there even inside most of the marine animals. The problem right now is severe, marine plastic pollution is one of the biggest challenges that the world’s oceans are facing. There is a dire need to stop it at the earliest for it is detrimental for marine wildlife. Many communities and organizations worldwide are doing their best to stop this serious problem by discouraging and banning plastic use.
Marine Plastic Pollution
Nowadays, at least as far as earth is concerned, plastic is invincible, immortal and omnipresent. In fact, even in the deepest trenches of the ocean, where the environment is so destructive, scientists found traces of plastic. Moreover, in the form of microplastics, it is invading every nook and corner of the known world. It is a crisis like situation. Banning plastic isn’t enough now. We need to also find measures to eliminate the plastic that we already brought into this world. Nevertheless, since air doesn’t carry plastic, we are still safe when compared to the beings living in the ocean. Since water carries plastic very easily, it is fast becoming a menace in our oceans.