The Impact of Marine Debris on Oceans, the Environment, Wildlife, and Human Health


Natasja M. Krogh (Editor)

Series: Marine and Freshwater Biology
BISAC: SCI039000

Plastics last for centuries in the natural environment and are found nearly everywhere on our planet. An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the oceans each year at a rate of about one garbage truck per minute, threatening biodiversity and accumulating in the seafood and in the water as discussed in chapter 1. Chapter 2 will examine the issues of man-made trash that is polluting the oceans, also known as marine debris. This marine debris can range from metals, glass, rubber, paper, textiles, and plastic.
(Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Cleaning Up the Oceans: How to Reduce the Impact of Man-Made Trash on the Environment, Wildlife, and Human Health

Chapter 2. A Sea of Problems: Impacts of Plastic Pollution on Oceans and Wildlife Committee on Natural Resources


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