Marine Litter - Vital Graphics

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Pesquisa
UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme , GRID -Arendal
Nairobi
2016
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Marine litter is human-created waste that has been discharged into the coastal or marine environment. Litter sources are located on land, along the coastline or at sea and travel to the ocean through many different pathways. In the marine environment litter is transported for long distances and reaches all habitats – from the surf zone all the way to remote areas such as the mid-oceanic gyres and the deep sea floor below. Like other pollutants marine litter affects the habitats, functions and organisms of the ecosystems where it accumulates and threatens the services they deliver.

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