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Plastic kills millions of Animals Every Year

Plastic kills millions of Animals

Plastic kills millions of Animals Every Year : The use of plastic is on the rise. Plastic wastage is entering into different sources of water. Then all this wastage is gathered in oceans. Due to the increase in plastic waste, the ocean ecosystem is badly affected. That leads to pollution and also decreases the biological oxygen demand of marine animals.

There are more than 100 million tons of plastic waste in oceans across the world. As per some reports, deadly plastic is killing nearly 1 million marine animals and sea birds every year. From the total plastic use, nearly 8 million tons of plastics are discarded in the sea. Microplastics are also found in the sea.

Plastic kills millions of Animals Every Year

How they are eating plastic?

More than 50 % of whales, dolphins and other marine mammals are consuming plastic in their diet and it’s increasing rapidly. Some research finding also says that a major part of marine animals’ diet is plastic. They consume plastic as they thought it is a source of food. Some plastic food packets are eaten up by them as it attracts them with a good smell.

Due to this more than 500 marine areas are now noted as dead zones and the USA is at the top. China produces the highest number of plastics and due to its worst management, it failed to reduce plastic.

The Solutions: The major solution is to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic. If we can able to stop the flow of plastic from the starting point then we can able to succeed, for sure.

There is a need for awareness of the deadly effect of plastic on the environment. First, let’s try to reduce the use of plastics in our life. Try to make our surround almost zero plastic zone and anyhow reduce the use of plastics in our life.

Do not throw the plastic into any water sources. As it can mix with other bigger water bodies.

Plastic kills millions of Animals

Also Read : Blue whales swallow up to 44 kg of plastic daily : Study

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