Microplastics: A Threat to the Environment [Case Study of Monterey Bay in California]

  • Ishan Anand
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  • Ishan Anand

    Student at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai, India.

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Abstract

Microplastics are the smallest form of plastics, they are mainly found in marine ecosystem but also found on land in little amount. Sadly, We all are well aware of the harms that are caused to the environment by the usage of plastics, but no one is ready to take even a single step to stop the usage of plastics even the government of some nations have banned it for some time, but now all the laws are in the dustbin along with the plastics. Government have always harmed the environment in some or the other way because of the greed to boost the economy since plastic is a non-biodegradable material and it can last up to 1000 years governments are not ready to ban it. This research paper is the case study of Global Pacific patch which is located in Monterey Bay in California. The patch of Monterey bay is so large that the oceanographers have added the word ‘Global’ to make the people much more aware about it. In this particular paper the researcher has tried to explain that how the microplastics are the threat to the environment and how it is affecting our food web because of the consumption of microplastics by the marine animals. At last, the paper ends with some suggestion to curb this disease which the author requests to be followed by every reader of this paper.

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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 1745 - 1756

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.11681

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