PPE has increased plastic pollution.

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Scientific American: “8 million metric tons of plastic waste enter the oceans every year. The total weight of this plastic waste is the equivalent of 90 aircraft carriers. On top of that, models project that by 2050, there will be more plastic by weight than fish in the oceans and all of these statistics are […]

Ocean Pollution May Trigger Next Pandemic

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Scientists have now termed the waste as the “Plastisphere.” Plastic inherently contains toxins. Plastic pollution in the ocean acts like a sponge, collecting all kinds of different bacterium, and according to scientists, that includes bacteria of the genus Vibrio, the bacterium responsible for cholera. Bacteria colonizing on plastic pollution in the ocean are “as antibiotic-resistant as the toughest bacteria present in urban environments.”