This year’s World Oceans Day (or World Oceans Week) feels different for a multitude of reasons. Most of which I need not explain. So that prompted me to do something a little different as well. What bodies of water don’t get a day or a week commemorated in their honor? Lakes and rivers. DID YOU KNOW freshwater lakes are now heavily affected by microplastic pollution? Did you also know that most major rivers flow into the ocean? These lesser honored bodies of water deserve as much attention for many reasons.
By Emma Langson
We have to do something, and do it now. We have produced more plastic in the last 10 years than we did in the whole of the last century. Plastic pollution has become a man-made global catastrophe. In a world of convenience living, we’re now so addicted to plastic that we’re drowning in it.