patty
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patty asked in EnvironmentGreen Living · 5 months ago

how does plastic get in the oceans?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    It's because of people littering and/or the wind blew the trash to the oceans.

  • 5 months ago

    u threw it in the ocean XD

  • Mr. P
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Most of the small fibres on our beaches seem to be from pieces of discarded fishing nets.

    The USA used to tow out barges full of rubbish to dump in the sea not so long ago. I guess it is still floating around.

    • Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      To them it seemed boundless. But we found out different.

  • Chinese Litterbugs.

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  • B nice
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    A study published in February this year suggests that 93% of the new plastic arriving in the oceans each year is brought by just ten different rivers. The study took the average plastic concentration in each river and multiplied it by the flow rate of the river to estimate the rate at which the river carries plastic to the sea.

  • F
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    W edutifully separate it into coloured bins, the council then collects it using lots of diesel. It then gets sent to China, using a lot more diesel, we pay some nice chinese people to recycle it, and they dump it in the ocean for us.

  • 5 months ago

    why not......................

  • olivia
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    There are three main ways the plastic we use every day ends up in the oceans. Plastic you put in the bin ends up in landfill. When rubbish is being transported to landfill, plastic is often blown away because it's so lightweight. From there, it can eventually clutter around drains and enter rivers and the sea this way.

  • Bernd
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Sorry say, much of it is from Asia, they dump trash in rivers, instead of landfills, in some areas.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    People drinking six packs and bottled water on the shore and leaving it where the tide pick it up.

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