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| Last Updated:: 23/11/2021

[Explainer] What is the effect of plastic on ecosystems?

 

 

 

by Devayani Khare

 

 

 

 

  • Plastic is poised to be the most perceivable, persistent and pervasive indicator of the Anthropocene era and human industrial legacy.




  • Terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecosystems are more linked than we realise, and plastic pollution in one ecosystem can have cascading effects elsewhere.




  • Plankton – key indicators of healthy aquatic ecosystems, are being adversely affected by microplastics, and the planet’s carbon sinks are in serious danger.


 

 

Source:

 

https://india.mongabay.com/2021/11/explainer-what-is-the-effect-of-plastic-on-ecosystems/