DETECT impacts

Up to 1,400 species are affected by marine litter. Look into the scientists’ Petri dishes and detect the impacts. What happens to plastic when it ends up in the ocean? Some animals have learnt to cope with plastic, others are endangered by it: they get entangled or hurt by rubbish or confuse plastic with food. It is not only a threat to animals but also to us humans. Plastic waste is a problem we are only beginning to grasp the extent of. Scientists face numerous challenges. With every issue solved, a new one pops up. See for yourself how plastic impacts the marine ecosystem and which questions scientists are dealing with.

sea turte entangled in fishing gear © Greenpeace | Carè | Marine Photobank