Today I found an article in the Daily Mail showing the amount of plastic in the sea near Roatan, an island off the coast of Honduras. This evidencing that severity of plastic pollution within our oceans showing it is a current issue and awareness for it needs to be made.
It is thought the rubbish was washed into the sea from nearby Guatemala, carried on rivers swollen by the recent rainy season flowing through towns and villages.
John Hourston, of the Blue Planet Society that campaigns to protect the oceans said it was the worst example of plastic pollution he has seen. Plastic gets broken down into microscopic particles that enter the food chain when plankton and fish eat them. He added: ‘It is thought that 90 per cent of sea birds have ingested some sort of plastic, and there are many examples of turtles and whales mistaking plastic for food. =’We…
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