Solving the problem of marine plastic pollution is an urgent matter, we see today many large fish because of eating too much marine waste and died, do not think that humans can be a spectator. In fact, human for the Earth's biological ring has long been deep in the plastic pollution, foreign research found from eight countries 16 brands of sea salt, most of them contain plastic.
And now human discarded 1,300 tons of plastic waste every year to the sea, some are matte cleanser and toothpaste inside the particles, some large plastic through mechanical or chemical decomposition of the fragments, although the number in the end how much is difficult to accurately calculate, but certainly very amazing. In 2014, a study found that there were more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic waste in the ocean, of which 92% were less than 5 mm of particulate plastic.
These terrible chemicals will eventually return to humans, the simplest way is through the food chain, tiny marine creatures such as krill will be particulate plastic when the zooplankton eat, and then, the krill was eaten by salmon, the final The restaurants around the world are eaten by humans, and reports that humans now only consciously prevent the mercury concentration of seafood, but can not show the full picture of the contaminated fish.
In addition to the fish, there is more terrible, that is, sea salt. Researchers tested 16 sea salt brands from eight countries to see if these products were contaminated with plastic particles. Researchers dissolved the salt in water and examined the remaining substances. A total of 72 particles were found, 30 of which were identified as plastic, 17 are plastic pigments, 4 are dust, and the remaining 21 particles are not recognized. The type of plastic identified in the chemical analysis confirms that the particles are from marine pollutants and not only the production process is contaminated.
So, in our daily life, we should pay more attention on the plastic recycling such as polystyrene recycling. And then we can reuse the waste resources to do other products.