Plastic pollution is one of the biggest threats to our oceans. Every year, over 8 million tons of plastic is deliberately dumped into the ocean. Not to mention the trash left on beaches and coastlines that inevitably gets swept into the sea. Plastic is one of the biggest killers of marine life and their habitats.
As a surfer and ocean advocate, we need to understand how essential the ocean is to our existence. The incredible infographic below, created by the team at divein.com, simply summarises why our oceans are so important, the threats caused by pollution and how the affect us:
How ocean pollution affects humans – Graphic by the team at DIVE.in