A Sea of Plastic…?!

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Plastic and microplastic

This movie shows a show that we divers see, now almost always, during our dives. We wanted to publish it because pollution at sea increases day by day and it is up to everyone to deal with it to try to avoid it or at least reduce it considerably. That chemical we do not always see, but pollution from plastic materials and microplastics (which resemble plankton), in addition to documenting it, we know that it is becoming a huge problem not only for the Mediterranean Sea but for the seas of all the Our planet. Mare di Plastica microplatic plastic pollution intotheblue.it

Marine animals, fish, cetaceans, marine reptiles, crustaceans, etc. do not distinguish the plastic materials from the plankton or jellyfishes they feed on and then try to eat them by swallowing them. It often happens that plastic bags swallowed lead to the death of animals or end up in their meat and then in the food chain that sees the man at the top.

The plastic deforms but does not break for many years, and can be ingested and accumulated in the body and tissues of many organisms. The entire cycle and movement of plastics and microplastics in the environment has not yet been studied extensively. Especially for the difficulty of analyzing a mixture of various types of plastic more or less inert. Recent studies have shown that the pollution by microplastics has reached the food chain affecting not only the marine fauna but also food such as sea salt, beer, honey, etc.

Greta Thunberg, Swedish activist for sustainable development is inviting young people from all over the world, and the governments of various countries, to commit themselves to safeguarding the future of planet Earth, that is, the home of all the living beings that are part of it, and therefore also of the great marine ecosystem put in serious difficulties because of pollution in general and pollution of plastics in particular.The site www.intotheblue.it has often shown videos and images on the effects that climate change and pollution produce on the marine ecosystem, inviting everyone to take an active role in our small daily actions. It is now clear to everyone that plastics and microplastics enter the food chain of fish and marine organisms and consequently in the food chain also of man as a final consumer; with serious repercussions on health and quality of life. Mare di Plastica microplatic plastic pollution intotheblue.it

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Questo articolo è stato scritto il / This article was written on 07/12/2018