Can we give back our planet its pristine waters?
Oceans cover about 71% of the earth and us humans live in just a bit more than a quarter of the earth covered in the land. Now keeping this in mind, one can have trouble in coming into terms with the fact that we pollute the oceans.
Since oceans are so vast, no amount of pollution could have a tangible effect on it right? Well, this is where we are wrong!
It is estimated that 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris are in the ocean. Out of this, 269,000 tons of plastic float on the water’s surface. The rest of the debris pollute the deep sea.
It is a truly shocking fact, and one that sheds light into the damage we have been doing to our oceans.
How plastics kill marine life? Read the full story here: https://interestingengineering.com/there-is-an-urgent-need-to-clean-up-our-oceans