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Polluted Oceans – A Fact

Posted in Uncategorized by Sarah Skeen on September 28, 2008

Plastic is believed to constitute 90 per cent of all rubbish floating in the oceans. The UN Environment Programme estimated in 2006 that every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of floating plastic.

And most of it comes from shore and not from boats as you would think. Just thought you should know…


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  1. Marjorie said, on September 28, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Thanks for the info. When I took recent photos of the Jersey Shore recently, I had to stay away from certain areas of the water that had yellow scum floating on it. We really need to keep a much closer eye on recycling all kinds of products and how much plastic we use and how we dispose of it. Buying cloth bags for our shopping helps. And also we should cut up plastic bags before disposing of them. Turtles are suffocating in them. Also cut up the round plastic holders that soda bottles come in or the little plastic tabs on containers as animals and birds get their heads or beaks caught in them.

  2. Coco McBean said, on September 29, 2008 at 12:57 am

    And it kills turtles that hundreds of years old.

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  3. Tabitha said, on September 29, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    it’s just so sad what we are doing to mother earth. i’ve been teaching ben about littering. the other day in the grocery store park lot he saw some trash on the ground and said “look mommy, that’s so disgusting” (and the way his little 4yo voice says disgusting is so adorable). i’m so glad he is listening, now if only the grown-ups would and stop wasting!

  4. melissa said, on September 30, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Aren’t people(in general) just awful the way we treat the planet? It makes me so sad.

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