The Last Straw

Microplastic pollution poses one of the greatest dangers to our environment. Microplastic means small pieces of plastic that are under 5mm. These small pieces come from plastic that ends up to disposal. Plastic waste ends up to seas and waters, and breaks down into trillions of ever-smaller particles by the waves.

Microplastic pollution affects sea life in numerous ways. It destroys ecosystems, changes the behaviour of species in the sea by affecting their brain and increases mortality rates of the species. Fishes and other sea creatures that are polluted by microplastic have lower fertility and growth. More than one quarter of fish sold in fish markets in Indonesia and California contains microplastics.