Sources of marine debris

  • Slow decay of plastic  -  no decomposition but photodegradation
  • Accidents and natural disasters
  • Fishing
  • Our culture of consumption
  • Disposable behavior; Single use items
  • Microplastics in cosmetics
  • Syntetic fibers in clothes
  • Littering mentality
  • Resources are too cheap - no real costs
  • Planned obsolesence