Report: How plastic in the Ocean impacts your health | #OceanRescue

Every day millions of plastic bottles are thrown away without a thought and many end up in our oceans. And now scientists say it could be getting into our bodies. Research seen exclusively by Sky News suggests people who eat seafood are absorbing tiny pieces of plastic into their bloodstream with unknown effects on their health.

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  1. Years Ago we Used to take our Glass milk bottles back to the shop and got a penny a bottle ! how about adding a penny to the plastic bottles an doing the same thing!

  2. The producers of such products of this material must look at ways of creating an environmentally friendly ( plastic's ) that break down in such a way, that causes NO LONG or Short term risks dangers to our oceans. Or failing that find a way to recycle such plastics, by returning it to the source LIKE what we did during the 1960's ( a deposit upon return ) example like the old Coroner Bottles.

  3. Haven't always been a fan of the Murdoch empire but what Sky are doing is plastic fantastic. I was given the following divine message many years ago, it is this, 'The average household, civic and industrial bin is itself a piece of prehistoric junk, it is the bin and the 'mentality' of the bin that needs throwing away, and not the resources within it''. I would be grateful if everybody could print this or give the stickers away via the collection companies. Well done sky. In terms of unified intelligence, just take coco cola bottles; this company is revered all around the world, Warren Buffet, 2nd richest man in the world has made fortunes from these plastic bottles that are now all around. How come people struggle to make the leap, that what is often presented as top notch companies and stock market investment gurus is a bit of a farce.

  4. Yes, plastic is inherently bad when set loose on the environment. The problem starts with poverty + plastic. Garbage collection costs money, which my local community can afford. So my local beach is clean. But Indonesia is drowning it plastic because of poverty, because of ignorance. Religion keeps people ignorant.

  5. There are few bacteria which can decompos plastics. So human can work on there genetic mutations and make them large in size so that they can decompos more plastic.
    Hop from science. We can have solutions. I don't know how long will it take. But it will. So nothing to get worried we have opportunities.

  6. Seats of theatres ,stadium and schools* (*developing countries) and benches in parks should be made from recycled plastics from that region leading to waste management at root level.

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