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What is Marine Debris?


Marine = Ocean / Sea
Debris =Trash,

Marine Debris is any trash that ends up in the ocean.

  Marine Debris washed up on a beach of small islamd
  Even though debris is produced in one country, they can arrive to many other countries traveling across the ocean. Every year, it is estimated that over a billion pounds of debris are thrown into the ocean.

Typical types of marine debris are plastics, glass, cloth, derelict fishing gear, metals, rubber, and vessels. These greatly pollute the ocean and threaten the life of many marine communities.
Debris that is washed to shore also takes away the beauty from beaches and damage habitat on land.

What kind of trash become Marine Debris?

  All the trash that doesn't come from or belong in the ocean becomes Marine Debris.
toothbrush buoy
broken plastic fork grill cleaner
propane gas tank refrigerator
plastic shoe sole plastic bottle
fluorescent light fishing net
bicycle tire lighter
detergent bottle buoy & plastic containers
plastic pallet net & ropes
paper container torch
helmet buoy
shoe supplement drink bottle
plastic pallet styrofoam
cosmetic container rubber material
rubber boot glass bottle
ink cartridge styrofoam
pills plastic pieces
toy soldier and pieces of plastics and glass nurdles (very small plastic pellets used to
produce plastic products)
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