Microbial contamination has a great impact on marine life. First of all, the current micro-plastic pollution is not limited to shallow sea, also found in the deep sea, which will affect the deep-sea marine life. Japan's Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology research team announced that since 2000, the world's sediment and other seawater sludge will cause marine pollution of plastic particles savings increased rapidly. The concentration of micro-plastics in the sludge has exceeded that of seawater, and its impact on benthic organisms that inhabit the sludge is worrying. Second, these micro-plastics may be directly affected by fish feeding their health, but also through the food chain to enrich the accumulation of fish. Studies in South Korea have shown that microns of plastic particles can be eaten by marine copepods. And these copepods may be ate by some small marine fish bait, small fish may be ate by large marine fish food, so, through the food chain layer, it will affect the marine biological system. Even some fish are fed by the seabirds and passed to the birds.
Again, as mentioned above, the micro-plastics also adsorb a large number of other toxic substances, because in addition to marine plastic waste decomposition of small particles that irregular, the daily necessities of the micro-plastic particles itself is used as a friction agent, which so that micro-plastic will adsorb harmful substances into the body.
Finally, these enriched micro-plastics in marine organisms may ultimately affect human health. Although the fish can be discharged by the discharge of micro-plastic, but there are still micro-plastic will remain in the fish. Of course, we do not eat fish offal, but the adsorption of toxic substances in the micro-plastic will be concentrated in the fish, it will be the way into the human body. In addition, when we eat shellfish, such as oysters and scallops, micro-plastic may enter the body. So plastic recycling such as EPS recycling is very necessary to protect our environment. And then we can reuse it to do some other products.