Plastic Pollution in Oceans

Over 8 million tonnes of plastic wastes are disposed into the oceans annually, causing severe damage to the ecosystem.

Abstract: The growing menace of pollution, especially plastic is threatening many fragile ecosystems—be it the natural flow of rivers, surface drainage or marine life. The article explores the problem and the consequential damage arising out of dumping about 5 to 13 million tonnes of plastic into the ocean each year.

The author is a science writer and poet residing in Goa.