Photo-degradation is the process by which something is broken down on a chemical level through the absorption of ultraviolet, visible, or infrared radiation (light). This poses a problem because plastic waste will photo-degrade to an edible size and become an accidental part of a sea creature’s diet. Since plastic cannot be digested it will accumulate in the animal’s stomach and remain there indefinitely. To learn more check out this video from the Blue Movement.
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