WATER DISGRACE Shocking images reveal the devastating impact of plastic pollution in our oceans with masses of floating rubbish and beaches covered in trash
Fonte: The Sun
From the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ between Hawaii and California, to waves of ‘trash carpets’ flowing into the Dominican Republic’s Montesinos Beach, plastic is ruining our once-pristine waters
DISGUSTING photos show how plastic dumped into rivers and oceans around the globe is killing record numbers of sea creatures and destroying the world’s most beautiful beaches.
Eight million metric tonnes of single-use plastics clog up the world’s oceans each year, according to US environmental charity NRDC
Even though most single-use plastics are sent to landfill, 80 per cent of them end up in our oceans via storms, drains and sewers, the organisation adds.
Single-use plastics are non-biodegradable items like water bottles, plastic bags and drinking straws.
“Trash carpets” blanketing the ocean are unfortunately not an uncommon site, such as the stomach-churning waves of rubbish that lap at the shores of Montesinos Beach in the Dominican Republic.
The once beautiful beach has recently had 1,000 tonnes of trash removed from its golden shores by environment activist group Parley for the Oceans
The group, which campaigns for cleaner oceans, said: “Despite these efforts, more plastic arrives with the tides each day.
“Parley is working on a long-term plan for the Dominican Republic and will remain on the ground there.”
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