Single Use Plastic – Threat to Marine Life

“Plastic: The largest predator in our oceans” is the title of a December 22, 2019 Manila Times story https://www.manilatimes.net/2019/12/22/opinion/analysis/plastic-the-largest-predator-in-our-oceans/666425/ which notes that “… Plastic pollution is currently the largest global threat to marine life … vast numbers of sea species are now critically endangered … This is particularly concerning for top marine predators such as dolphins, polar bears and whales … pollutants are accumulating in their bodies through a process called trophic transfer. This is where toxins consumed by smaller creatures such as plankton and krill are stored into their body tissue. Over time, these toxins are passed up through the food chain. In most cases, these toxins come from microplastics … To end plastic pollution, we must start by reducing our plastic consumption, particularly single-use plastics. Much of the power lies with the large corporations and manufacturers, and they desperately need to realize their responsibility, and find other alternatives to plastic …” – Summarized by Jack Cooper of the Animal Digestible Food Packaging Initiative www.adfpi.org – JLC@adfpi.org – Text to 301 384 8287 – #SingleUsePlastics #FoodPackaging #PlasticWaste #PlasticPackaging #MicroPlastic #NanoPlastic