15/03/2016 – New blog “Soy adicta al plástico”
Up to 70 % of the anthropogenic debris in marine environment is made up of plastic. One of its features is that it isn’t biodegradable. Sunlight breaks it in very small species in a process known as photodegradation. Plastic in marine environments have great effects on marine mammals, sea birds, fishes and many other marine species. The main problems are ingestion, because some species mistake it for their natural prey, smothering or entanglement. Plastic may also compromise the ability of some species to capture and digest food, it reduces it reproductive output and it may become and important vector of invasive species introduction.
The best way to avoid these problems is by reducing the plastic products that we use. In this new blog Soy adicta al plástico, Montse shows us how to transform our consumer habits by changing small aspects of our everyday life. The blog suggests simple actions that will allow us to slowly reduce the use of plastic products.