Impacts of Plastic Waste on Marine Species

Nov 16, 2021

Plastics have become an essential material of the modern global consumer economy, yet many of the properties that make them useful in so many applications also make them a serious environmental threat. This opening infographic looks at the life cycle of plastics from production to harmful ocean debris and examines the impact of plastic waste on marine species.


This infographic opens a special section of the magazine, which details our dependence on plastic and the environmental impact it has. The purpose of the spread is to introduce the reader to the data on plastic, from production to waste. The information provided by the graphic is discussed in greater depth in the articles that follow in the special section.


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