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Surname 1Student’s NameProfessor’s NameCourseDatePlastic pollution in the ocean has become a vital concern in the environment for themembers of public worldwide, governments and nongovernmental organizations across theworld.Plastic pollution which is as a result of plastic waste has cause alarm and it is rapidlyincreasing each day. It has become the major cause of global concern since it is damaging ourbeautiful planet thus having a negative repercussion on the living beings. Over years, humanactivities have led to detrimental ocean pollution which as a result has affected the marineecosystem and the environment in general. Notably, plastic is among the leading cause ofpollution since there is increased killing of sea birds and marine creatures in a year. Plastic hasremained to be the most harmful trash dumped by mariners as well as sea goers in sea due to itsability to resist breaking down. Therefore, plastic pollution has a negative effect to the water andthe general environment though there are various solutions which has being set to curb this fatalaction.Plastics are mostly use because they are easy to make and cheap to purchase and have along life span. However, these useful qualities can turn to be a big pollution problem to theenvironment. Being cheap means that they can get discarded easily, and its long life means it cansurvive in the environment for long time thus causing great harm.This is because plastics arenon-degradable and requires are high ultra-light to break them. Thus, there is an increase in theamount of plastic wastes in the waters and oceans. Plastics are harmful to the marine animal andbirds since they cause death. A significant number of sea turtles confuse disposed plastic as
Surname 2jellyfish. Therefore, plastics are lodged in there digestive system which eventually leads to slowand painful death. This is clear indication of how serious plastics pollute the ocean and the harmit causes to the sea animals. Ingestion of plastic is likely to lead to both internal and externalwounds, mutilation in the feeding capacity, blockage of digestive system which is eventuallyfollowed by satiation and hunger, and the general debilitation which causes death. Notably, ifpeople consume these animals whose digestive tracts contain plastics, the plastic will also causeharm to the human beings.Therefore, the increase of these synthetic and non-biodegradablematerials in the marine debris increases the dispersal and the prospects for invasion by the non-indigenous species.Also, plastic pollution has a negative to the environment through the effects it crates toturtle. All the seven world turtle species are either endangered or threatened. The easily getentangle in fishing net and a significant number of them have been found with plastic bags intheir stomachs. They die from chocking after struggling to swallow and being unable to eat. Asplastic can accumulate in various parts of the digestive tract, stomach lavages underestimate the

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Spring
Professor
ManagerialMarketing
Tags
Marine Biology, Pollution, plastic pollution, R Plastic

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