This week, as we explore life below water, we look closely at one of the biggest threats to water-dwelling species: plastics!
Plastic is found everywhere in our world today, from our cars to our toothbrushes. It is both a very
common and a very useful material. But it also has significant environmental impacts. Some of these
impacts are positive—for example, plastic packaging can extend the shelf life of food and eliminate food waste, and it can help reduce emissions from the shipping of goods because of its light weight.
However, the negative impacts are considerable and have wide-reaching effects on the environment and human and animal life, especially as they often end up in our waterways.
Let's take a good look at our own consumption habits this week to see how all of us can make a difference to life below water!