A Plastic Ocean: a film review

A Plastic Ocean: a film review

Read a review of the film 'A Plastic Ocean' to practise and improve your reading skills.

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Average: 4.4 (109 votes)

Submitted by Salauat on Tue, 08/10/2019 - 06:22

The deleterious effects of plastic debris on the marine environment were reviewed by bringing together most of the literature published so far on the topic. A large number of marine species is known to be harmed and/or killed by plastic debris, which could jeopardize their survival, especially since many are already endangered by other forms of anthropogenic activities. Marine animals are mostly affected through entanglement in and ingestion of plastic litter. Other less known threats include the use of plastic debris by "invader" species and the absorption of polychlorinated biphenyls from ingested plastics. Less conspicuous forms, such as plastic pellets and "scrubbers" are also hazardous. To address the problem of plastic debris in the oceans is a difficult task, and a variety of approaches are urgently required. Some of the ways to mitigate the problem are discussed.
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Submitted by Caterina Siligardi on Tue, 01/10/2019 - 18:06

Everyone already knows that the health of our earth is really painful. Our heart cries when sees how much of beauty is raped every day. The governments speak but do few facts. The business of rubbish is huge. But we everyone can do something in our daily life. There is need for a little attention and responsibility.

Submitted by Shahzad7412 on Tue, 03/09/2019 - 19:45

This article is great and induce attention to the biggest pollution problem in the world. In my country pakistan government take action in this problem and stop the use of plastic bags and banned making of plastic bag.

Submitted by Tin Zar Hlaing on Fri, 30/08/2019 - 19:01

I want to learn about deforestation and such as currently amazon large fired.
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Submitted by Amelia_Bennet on Mon, 19/08/2019 - 08:46

Great article with great problem in it. Nowadays plastic and pollution are one of the most dangerous and important issues. It's a pity, that not everyone understand how huge is this problem. If you think that 'I dump this ones in my life and nothing will happened' - you are not alone! On Earth there are a lot of people who thinks the same! And than we have what we have done. Think about your behaviour, your actions. Hope we'll come up with something..

Submitted by isnupi on Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:50

Hello, Kirk Thank you. Best wishes, isnupi

Submitted by isnupi on Fri, 12/07/2019 - 17:48

Will someone tell me, please, what is actually meant by "discussion"? Whom do I discuss with? Many thanks.