Plastic in the Arctic - alarming consequences for the wildlife
The Arctic Ocean- a big bin for plastic garbage
In 2017 an expedition to the Arctic Ocean confirmed how far plastic pollution has spread. Several pieces of plastics were found. The melting sea ice allows a high level of pollution to float into those vulnerable areas- with alarming effects on the Arctic’s wildlife.
Where does the plastic come from? And how did it come all the way up to the Arctic? How serious is the situation and what can we as individuals do against plastics in the Arctic?
Picture: Ilya Naymushin / Reuters. The Arctic Ocean Is Clogging With Billions of Plastic Bits, 2017. Found on: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/04/the-arctic-ocean-is-filling-with-billions-of-plastic-bits/523713/