Plastic waste

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A form of pollution.

Plastic waste (or pollution) are plastic objects and particles (e.g. plastic bottles, bags and microbeads) in the Earth's environment that adversely affects humans, wildlife and their habitat.

Official narrative

1.1 to 8.8 million tonnes of plastic waste enters the ocean from coastal communities each year. Most of plastics are caused by littering.[1]

Human plastic origins


Capitalists and modern countries have produced so much plastics that the water, food and the air is full of micro-pieces of plastics. Humans have been discovered to breathe them in to sufficient amounts to be detected.[2]


There are three major forms of plastic that contribute to plastic pollution: micro-, macro-, and mega-plastics. Mega- and micro plastics have accumulated in highest densities in the Northern Hemisphere, concentrated around urban centers and water fronts. Both mega- and macro-plastics are found in packaging, footwear, and other domestic items that have been washed off of ships or discarded in landfills.[3]

Garbage patches

Garbage patches, sometimes referred to as "plastic continents",[4][5] are large areas in the ocean where marine debris, mainly plastic, is concentrated due to ocean currents. These patches are not visible islands of trash but rather vast areas where plastic is scattered throughout the water at various levels of depth, often broken down into tiny pieces.[6] The largest and most well-known garbage patch is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. They are harmful to the marine life ecosystem and pose a threat to human health since the plastic enters the food chain.


The amount of plastic waste produced increased during COVID-19 due to increased demand for protective equipment and packaging materials. Higher amounts of plastic ended up in the ocean, especially plastic from medical waste and masks.Several news reports point to a plastic industry trying to take advantage of the health concerns and desire for disposable masks and packaging to increase production of single use plastic[7].

Crime Syndicates

Your plastic waste might be traded by criminals - DW

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