The Environmental Impact of Microplastics

Microplastics are tiny plastic particles that form as a result of the plastic content in consumer products and the breakdown of large plastics. Once they have entered the environment, microplastics become pollutant, causing harm to the environment and animal health, and can remain active marine contaminants for up to 450 years. This infographic is designed to educate the reader on the challenges faced by human and wildlife ecosystems due to the production, utilization, pollution and ingestion of microplastics, and suggests solutions to counteract the negative affect these have on our environment.