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Plastic waste in the Ocean

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Plastic and its consequences

Plastic is made up of synthetic organic polymers which are formed through the connection of many smaller molecule components. These plastics are produced from fossil fuels, for example, oil and gas. Plastic is used for many products and has already replaced materials, such as paper, glass and wood in many areas. Plastic products are not only inexpensive to produce but they are also quite durable, light and at the same time very stable. But many of these characteristics now constitute a huge problem.