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By highlighting the sources of marine pollution, analyze the impact of marine plastic pollution.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

6. By highlighting the sources of marine pollution, analyze the impact of marine plastic pollution. (250 words)

Reference:  iucn.org

Why the question:

The COVID-19 pandemic has escalated the problem of plastic waste to colossal proportions and these numbers tell the grim tale. With this tidal increase of plastic waste and lack of effective solid waste management systems, plastic pollution poses significant economic and environmental risks across South Asia.

Key Demand of the question:

One must in detail highlight the sources of marine pollution and analyze the impact of marine plastic pollution.

Directive:

AnalyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with what you understand by marine pollution and give some shocking data related to plastic pollution in the introduction.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Status of Marine plastics to be explained first; Over 300 million tons of plastic are produced every year for use in a wide variety of applications. Plastic packaging accounts for more than 62% of all items (including non-plastics) collected in international coastal clean-up initiatives. At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year, and make up 80% of all marine debris from surface waters to deep-sea sediments.

Discuss the sources of Marine plastics pollution in detail.

Present the case of India.

Highlight the impact of Marine Pollution.

Conclusion:

Conclude with what needs to be done.