Plastic accumulating in our oceans and on our beaches has become a global crisis, with a direct and deadly effect on wildlife. The Center is working to stop plastic pollution at the source.
15-51 Trillion pieces of plastics enter the ocean. Not one square mile of surface of the ocean is free from plastic pollution
“An estimated 36 percent of global plastic waste emitted to the ocean in 2019 was from the Philippines. Much of the plastic waste emitted to the ocean was from the Pasig river, which runs through the capital city Manila.” – (Statista, 2019)
An estimated 36 percent of global plastic waste emitted to the ocean in 2019 was from the Philippines.
Tiny bits of plastic have infiltrated the deep sea’s main food source and could alter the ocean’s role in one of Earth’s ancient cooling processes, scientists say.
A sample of South Atlantic water containing plankton and microplastics. Ocean plastics commonly develop a filmy “plastisphere” of distinct microbial communities.
– Morgan Trimble/Alamy
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