MARINE LIFE｜Do you want to enjoy a plastic seafood meal every day?
For a long time, we all thought that the ocean is so big, there are so many creatures living in it, no matter what we humans do, it will not affect their lives. Studies have shown that between 5 million and 13 million tons of plastic enter the ocean each year. It is expected that by 2050, the weight of plastic waste in the ocean will exceed the weight of fish. The plastic waste flowing into the ocean will inevitably be eaten by seabirds, fish, and other marine animals, and eventually, humans feed on themselves through the food chain.
According to calculations by the University of Ghent in Belgium, a seafood eater may contain more than 11,000 tiny plastic debris in the seafood consumed in a year. Plastic cannot be effectively absorbed by the biological food chain. Plastics carry toxic substances into every link of the food chain and eventually walk onto people's tables. So, in the future, do you want to enjoy a plastic seafood meal every day?
The large number of plastics produced by humans, in fact, just like a devil is engulfing us silently from the beginning, endangering all the natural ecosystems and breeding creatures on the earth. Do you still want to use plastic products if you know the facts?
In order to protect ourselves and the people we love from being harmed by plastics, we must consciously recycle plastics or reduce the use of plastic products. Encourage the use of biodegradable materials, safe and environmentally friendly products into our daily life.
- When we get up, we can use biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes instead of plastic toothbrushes and electric toothbrushes.
- Go out to work or study, accustomed to carry foldable coffee cups, and can use recycled straws to enjoy the coffee time, refuse plastic cups and plastic straws.
- When shopping after getting off work, accustomed to carry portable durable and eco-friendly bag, and refuse to use disposable plastic bags.
Let us start protecting this green planet from every little thing in life. It also protects us from diseases and pollution caused by plastics.