Plastic pollution

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A photo of Plastic waste on Henderson Island

Plastic pollution is when









is a lot of plastic in the environment and it negatively affects animals, animal habitats or people.[1] Many things are made of plastic because it is inexpensive and durable.[2] Most plastics will not biodegrade, so they stay in the environment for a long time.[3] That results in a lot of plastic pollution in the environment.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Plastic pollution". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  2. Hester, Ronald E.; Harrison, R. M. (editors) (2011). Marine Pollution and Human Health. Royal Society of Chemistry. pp. 84-85. ISBN 184973240X
  3. Lytle, Claire Le Guern. "Plastic Pollution". Coastal Care. Retrieved 19 February 2015.