The first step to understanding how harmful plastics are to our bodies and the environment is by learning how they are created. Plastics are composed of materials such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, chlorine, and sulfur. However, most plastics are composed of carbon atoms. When large pieces of plastic erode over time, they break down into smaller pieces. This may be due to weather, sunlight, or physical stress, and can take between 450 to 1,000 years. There are tiny pieces of plastic covering the ocean called microplastics
Corals Definition: A tiny soft-bodied animal that lives within a stony skeleton clustered in large colonies that spend their adult lives in one location.
Coral reefs have been around for 500 million years and are extremely important to ocean life. Many are unaware that coral is a type of animal. They are alive and are made up of thousands of polyps, or small animals. A polyp is a small, soft-bodied
You may have never heard of the Blue Economy, but it is an important emerging concept that is increasing in popularity. Some people associate this term with the “Green Economy,” which aims to minimize the risks and use of ecological scarcities in energy, transportation, agriculture, and other land activities to stop the degradation of the environment, animal, and plant life. Related but different, the Blue Economy is defined as the “sustainable