It’s no news that plastic is deadly. It’s littering our sidewalks, finding its way to riverbeds, onto beaches and into delicate ocean ecosystems.
Plastics have become a convenient necessity in our everyday lives. After all, they’re made to be durable and last longer than a lifetime. But unfortunately this comes at a cost to our environment. Every piece of plastic ever created still exists in some form today, whether whole or broken down into smaller, unidentifiable pieces. Not only that, but often the breakdown process releases dangerous, toxic chemicals.
This is bad news for marine wildlife. Vulnerable animals like turtles and whales can get entangled in fishing nets, plastic bags, balloons and more. Many animals can also suffocate or starve when they mistake plastics for food.
That’s why it’s so important that we all do our bit to reduce our use and dispose of waste correctly
SEA STARS (starfish)