• Most pollution enters the oceans from the land.
  • Runoff and rivers carry the majority of pollution into the ocean.
  • Plastic shopping bags are extremely abundant in the oceans.
  • Since water runs from land into the sea, chemicals can end up in the sea.
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a large patch of garbage.
  • Most of this trash is plastic.
  • Plastic trash does not usually biodegrade in the ocean and can be harmful to marine organisms.
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