Plastic Pollutes Ocean

 

 

There is an area the size of Texas, between California and Hawaii, that is polluted with plastic. Scientists call it the trash vortex.

Everything from fishing nets to pens and toothbrushes are found there. Over 80 percent of plastic in the ocean comes from land areas that have washed out to sea.

There is six times more plastic than plankton in the vortex.

People can help stop this pollution by disposing of plastic in the garbage where it is taken to landfills, recyling, and by using other reusable items like fabric shopping bags.


Sources:

http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.htm?programID=06-P13-00046&segmentID=4

http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/homeandgarden/canvasbags.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
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