Scientists and explorers believe that the best way to accrue the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is to limit or eliminate the use of disposable plastics and increase the use of biodegradable resources in human’s everyday life.
Since the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is so far from any country’s coastline, no nation takes the responsibility or provides the funding to clean it up. Charles Moore, the man who discovered the vortex in 1997, says cleaning up the garbage patch would “bankrupt any country” that tried it. However, many individuals and international organizations are helping to prevent the patch from growing.
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The amount of debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch accumulates because much of it is not ecological.
Marine debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch causes huge problems and sufferings for both humans and wildlife.
While many different types of trash enter the ocean, plastics make up the majority of marine debris. There are two reasons: Firstly, plastics are durability and low cost. As a result, plastics usage is rapidly being increased in consumer and industrial products. Secondly, plastic goods do not biodegrade but instead break down into smaller pieces through sunlight. This process is also known as photodegradation.
Plastic consumption will lead to insufficient stomach storage to marine animals hence reducing their food intake and eventually starve to death. The albatrosses are the main victims as they mistake the debris for fish eggs and feed them to their chicks most often resulting in death, as it is indigestible and toxic.
Ingestion is not the only problem, but also entanglement. Entanglement can kill marine creatures by constraining their movement, which can prevent them from being able to escape predators or cause the animal to