Plastic never totally biodegrades in the sea... it just turns into smaller and smaller particles. These micro particles of plastic are ingested by the 'Lugworm' on our coastal beaches. The lugworm in fact makes up a staggering 70% or so of the biomass in a sandy beach. Ingesting these plastic particulates basically over time distorts their life-cycle and ultimately kills them and this 'poisoning' then climbs the food chain. Bad news all round I'm afraid coz if we over pollute the seas then we really are in trouble.
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I'm sure that many of us who care about reducing plastic waste have thought about it while on airplanes. As the flight attendant comes down the aisle to collect waste for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd time we wonder why people don't re-use their disposable cups. Why don't attendants at least ask us to re-use our cups? Do people really need new plastic cups every time they get a glass of water, cola or…
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