Plastic Pollution

Marine plastic pollution poses a direct threat to the balance of marine ecosystems and human health. Plastic has direct and indirect negative impacts on biodiversity, and as plastic waste enters the food chain through unsuspecting channels such as micro-particles, an environmental issue transforms into a major challenge to human health and livelihood. It has therefore become essential to better understand the causes and effects of marine plastic pollution, in order to take effective action towards reducing its impacts. Preserving ocean health means preserving human well-being.

Marine plastic pollution is the focus of the global celebrations of the 2016 edition of World Oceans Day!

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