Plastic from Tyres, textile major cause ocean pollution

Plastic from Tyres, textile major cause ocean pollution | tyre causing ocean pollution

SWITZERLAND – Conservationists warned minute particles of plastic from tyres and clothes are the primary cause of ocean pollution.

According to PakistanTribe science desk, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) says driving a car, and washing clothes may seem to be a regular human activity, but it is dangerously polluting the sea life and one day the ocean will turn into a ‘plastic soup’.

Around 30 percent of all plastic reaching the sea is composed of these small particles, the study said.

Experts say that tyres are sliding over the road lead to produce a small number of particles while artificial clothes are increasing the pollution in the sea life, endangering the life of human beings and animals.

IUCN has gathered data from seven regions in the world so that they could find out the level of small particles out of 9.5 million tonnes of plastic reaching the sea.

It says that around 15 to 30 percent of ocean contamination is due to these small particles which have mainly two causes: plastic particles from tyres and the remnants of clothes which remained during washing.

Director General of IUCN, Inger Anderson said, “Our daily activities such as washing clothes and driving vehicles are causing pollution in the ocean life to such an extent that they will have disastrous impacts on the human health.”

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