We have long been aware of just how damaging throwing away plastic is for the environment, especially for the ocean. Today we will discuss microplastics in seafood and its affections to humans. So, without further ado, let's get into the matter.
According to the National Ocean Service (NOAA) microplastics are small pieces of plastic that end up in the water and pollute our seas. They can be harmful to our ocean and aquatic life, as they are obviously not biodegradable. How Do Microplastics Affect The Environment? The real issue is that these beads and debris are so tiny that they are able to pass through water filtration systems and eventually end up in water bodies, harming aquatic life.
The main reason, apart from them being so small, is that microplastics look a lot like food. Why Are Microplastics So Dangerous To Marine Life? Even if the fish do survive, they would still be filled with these microplastics that would end up either on the insides of other animals or on our table.
The best possible way of stopping this is to not generate waste in the first place or to recycle all or most of our plastic waste. Reduce, reuse, recycle should be our mantra.