Teenage Fish ‘HOOKED’ on Plastic Junk Food

Environmental impact is a hot topic for governments and corporations around the world. With the climate change debates, oil spills, and global disasters on the rise, it’s no wonder companies are trying their best to reduce waste, invest in environmentally friendly products, and educate their clients and customers, in hopes to contribute to a better, healthier planet.

THE BBC RELEASED A SHOCKING NEWS ARTICLE,  June 2016, reporting that researchers have observed a terrible truth. Growing baby fish, in this particular case, Perch larvae, have been found to prefer “polystyrene”,  a common plastic,  over natural foods.

_89865737_lonnstedt4hr“Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the same way that teenagers prefer unhealthy fast food, Swedish researchers have said.”

Matt McGrath,
Environment correspondent @ BBC
(Pic by Oona Lonnstedt – A damselfish larvae that has ingested tiny plastic particles.)

The environmental impact might seem small, however, on a Global scale, plastic “polystyrene” micro-beads are weakening the genetics of these growing fish. As a result of their plastic consumption, these ocean creatures are smaller, weaker and more susceptible to predators than previous generations.socialfeed.info-8-million-tonnes-of-plastic-end-up-in-our-oceans-each-year.jpg

A recent study from Science magazine last year reported that an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic waste gets dumped into the ocean each year. Unless steps are taken to properly manage waste by 2025, the ocean could contain 1 ton of plastic for every 3 tones of fin-fish.

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