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Plastic pollution in the marine environment

United States. Congress. Senate. National Ocean Policy Study.

Plastic pollution in the marine environment

hearing before the National Ocean Policy Study of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United State Senate, One Hundredth Congress, first session on disposal of plastic wastes in the marine environment, July 29, 1987.

by United States. Congress. Senate. National Ocean Policy Study.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Plastic marine debris -- Environmental aspects -- Government policy -- United States.,
    • Marine pollution -- Government policy -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesS. hrg., 100-294
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26.5 .O3 1987h
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 130 p. :
      Number of Pages130
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2495769M
      LC Control Number87602953

        Hence, considerable quantities of end-of-life plastics are accumulating in land fills and in the natural environment. The quantity of end-of-life plastic in the marine environment is substantial but as yet there are few reliable estimates of the total amount, or the relative proportions of different types of debris such as by: Plastic pollution is the accumulation of plastic objects and particles (e.g. plastic bottles, bags and microbeads) in the Earth's environment that adversely affects wildlife, wildlife habitat, and humans. Plastics that act as pollutants are categorized into micro-, meso-, or macro debris, based on size. Plastics are inexpensive and durable, and as a result levels of plastic production by.

        Environment How plastic is damaging planet Earth. There are times more pieces of microplastic in the sea than there are stars in our galaxy and by it is estimated there will be more.   Plastic pollution is emerging as a top threat to ocean ecosystems. By , there could be 1 ton of plastic for every 3 tons of fish in the ocean. Plastic debris affects nearly species worldwide through entanglement and ingestion, alters natural biological and chemical processes, provides a means for the introduction of toxins into the food.

        Trillions of cigarette butts are thrown into the environment every year, where they leach nicotine and heavy metals before turning into microplastic pollution.   Marine pollution is a growing problem in today’s world. Our ocean is being flooded with two main types of pollution: chemicals and trash. Chemical contamination, or nutrient pollution, is concerning for health, environmental, and economic reasons. This type of pollution occurs when human activities, notably the use of fertilizer on farms, lead to the runoff of chemicals into waterways that.


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