Enter the characters you see below Sorry, we just need to make sure you’re not a robot. Plastic and other forms of pollution are ending up in our marine life, and it’s making its way into our food chain. The ocean is full of an endless array of potential food sources for simplify Your Holidays aquatic dwellers. Everything from microscopic plankton all the way up to giant squid and whales is used as potential food for a hungry member of the food chain.
Each plant and animal play its own role in sustaining the world’s largest ecosystem. This is the way nature intended to maintain a healthy balance across our world. However, due to the ever-growing waste of humanity, we are gradually upsetting this balance. As a global community, we are unable to effectively implement sustainable habits. We produce a lot of garbage, and all that garbage has to end up somewhere. What we don’t see is how the plastics we use become instruments of torture to the unsuspecting marine life.
While cleaning the fish the fisherman discovers a depressing surprise in the fish’s stomach. What can we do to stop this pollution? Ok, I don’t want to be all doom and gloom here, because there is always a way to save lives. In our own homes, we can create habits that decrease our personal waste. When you go to the store, consider buying a recyclable water jug, instead of that twelve pack of individually bottled water.
At home using a reusable water bottle for all of your drinking needs will eliminate excess garbage from toss away bottles and plastic cups. Always remember, a little goes a long way to saving the lives of the animals and environment we depend on for our existence. So what does this pollution do to the human body? Graphic by the team at DIVE.