A report by our friends at the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity found that marine debris is harming more than 800 species like seabirds, fish, reptiles and marine mammals. It’s also costing countries a lot of money due to expensive cleanups, repairing damaged vessels and missed tourism revenues.
What can we do? Reduce your use of plastic as much as you can! Here’s a list of the top 10 marine debris items.