Instagram Posts On Plastic Pollution


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For the last several months, we have posted a post on a daily basis.

Today’s image, on our Instagram account @plasticContinents ,  we used a quote by Sydney Smith.

The quote is as follows:

“It is the Greatest of all mistakes to do Nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you Can.”

The image is a little girl who can barely see into the trash bin, recycles a empty plastic water bottle, with a woman (who you could assume to be her Mother) crouched down behind her, who seems to be encouraging and supportive towards the child’s act.

Plastic Pollution has been defined by wikipedia as follows: “Plastic pollution is the accumulation of plasticproducts in the environment that adversely affects wildlife, wildlife habitat, or humans. Plastics that act as pollutants are categorized into micro-, meso-, or macro debris, based on size.”


this link: will lead you to the definition, with 

an elaborate and given 13 sections:

1.Types of Plastic Debris

a. Microdebris

b. Macrodebris

2. Decomposition of plastics

3. Persistent organic pollutants

4. Effects on the environment

a. Land

b. Oceans

+Sources of ocean-based plastic pollution

+Land-based sources of ocean plastic pollution

+Plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean

c. Plastic pollution in tap water

5. Effects on animals


b. Ingestion

+Marine animals


6.Effects on humans

a.Clinical significance

Thyroid hormone axis

+Sex hormones

7. Reduction efforts

a.Biodegradable and degradable plastics



d.Institutional arrangements in Canada


f.Non-usage and reduction in usage

8.Actions for creating Awareness


#plasticpollution #refusesingleuseplastics



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