Sharks don’t eat plasticPosted on April 30, 2012 by DrRossH in Plastic & Wildlife
“The root of the problem lies in the general lack of environmental awareness and apathy. People do not seem to appreciate the fact that the ocean is a vibrant world with thriving marine life.
Other practical factors aggravate the situation:
• the inadequacy and ineffectiveness of the government authorities in preventing pollution of the seas; and
• the pervasive attitude of negligence by some shipping companies.
Sea vessels should dispose of their garbage at their ports of destination. However, errant crews and sailors take convenient short cuts by disgorging trash at sea -leaving a trail of waste and toxins. The culprits act under the protective cover of darkness. With or without the knowledge of the ship captain.”