AvatarNeha Chabria asked 1 year ago
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Which types of plastic waste are there in the ocean?
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Which types of plastic waste are there in the ocean?
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Plastic waste can be found in all corners of this planet including the oceans. Plastic waste and pollutants pose are serious threat to the aquatic flaura and fauna.
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Team GreenSutra™Team GreenSutra™ Staff answered 1 year ago

Oceans are riddled with all types of plastic waste such as:

  • PET - Polyethylene Terephthalalte
  • HDPE - High Density Polyethylene
  • LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene
  • PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride
  • PP - Polypropylene
  • PS - Polystyrene
  • Others - Polycarbonate, ABS, etc.

Some most commonly known plastic wastes that are found in the oceans are:

  • Cigarette filters
  • Shopping Bags
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Plastic Bottle Caps
  • Stirring Sticks
  • Straws
  • Styrofoam cups, dishes
  • Plastic food containers
  • Packaging materials and many more
Summary
Which types of plastic waste are there in the ocean?
Article Name
Which types of plastic waste are there in the ocean?
Description
Plastic waste can be found in all corners of this planet including the oceans. Plastic waste and pollutants pose are serious threat to the aquatic flaura and fauna.
Author
Publisher Name
GreenSutra
Publisher Logo