Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Plastic pollution on your seafood plate

ABC Report: Plastic pollution entering the food chain as fish gobble up the Great Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean

Increasingly, fish are being discovered with toxic plastic in their stomachs as researchers investigate the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Plastics attract other chemical pollutants that are getting into the food chain. We were already concerned about mercury and other contaminants in bigger fish, but even smaller fish are mistaking plastic for food. With more plastic than plankton in some parts of the ocean, our oceans are increasingly unhealthy. Pick your seafood wisely and avoid the most polluted and unsustainable fish.

Remember to show your love for the ocean and use less plastic!