You'll never guess what kind of garbage more than anything in the world ocean

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You'll never guess what kind of garbage more than anything in the world ocean

Cigarette butts were the most common type of waste produced by the person that scored the world's oceans. Most of the 5.5 trillion cigarettes are produced annually in the world, contains a filter-based plastic made from cellulose acetate, according to the Cigarette Butt Pollution project ("Pollution of cigarette butts").

After a cigarette has finished Smoking and threw these filters can take decades to decay. With the breakdown of plastic chemicals used wildlife. Researchers environment found traces of the chemical in approximately 70% of marine birds and 30% of sea turtles.

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Butts pollute the ocean

"we Need more research to determine exactly what is going on with all this", says Nick Mallos, Director of the campaign for clean seas at Ocean Conservancy. "The last question is, what is the impact of this of microplastics and other wastes on human health".

Conversation on the topic of waste that accumulate in the ocean, gained new momentum as large companies and urban areas looking for new ways to create biodegradable waste, in particular plastic.

Smoking — the nature of the harm? Tell us in our

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