February 10, 2022
Marine debris refers to persistent, man-made or processed solid wastes from Marine and coastal environments. Some of this Marine debris stays on beaches, while some may float or sink to the bottom of the sea. The Pacific Ocean alone contains more than 3 million square kilometers of Marine debris, an area larger than India. A plastic-dominated "ocean Garbage Patch" the size of Texas has formed in the Pacific Ocean. If nothing is done, the oceans will not be able to bear the load and humans will not be able to survive.