IMPACT OF PLASTIC POLLUTION ON AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM

Authors

  • Manas Ranjan Das , Aditya Dash

Abstract

Most of the consumer goods which have been frequently used today consist of various
forms of plastic. Near about 300 million tons of plastic materials are manufactured worldwide
and most of it occurs in landfills or rivers every year. Whereas plastics are cheap, lightweight,
and long-lasting, these same qualities may cause harm to the aquatic wildlife, particularly when
waterborne. When seaborne, contaminants are more often used to flow in one of five main gyres
of the ocean: one in the Indian, two in the Pacific, and two in the Atlantic. Such areas of coastal
waste are not sturdy plastic islands; rather, they are a turbid plastic combination. Latest work has
reported related issues on the soils of the Great Lakes. An increasing concern is that once plastics
reach the wild, they can cause ingestion death, entanglement, and carry invasive species. Several
leading edge techniques have been piloted to track or extract plastics currently in the atmosphere
and turn them back into energy in expectations of reducing the harm to the environments done by
plastics.

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Published

2020-12-02

How to Cite

Manas Ranjan Das , Aditya Dash. (2020). IMPACT OF PLASTIC POLLUTION ON AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 5201 - 5209. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/1785