About 100,000 marine animals such as penguins, whales, sea turtles, seals, fish, porpoises, seabirds and dolphins die every year due to the ingestion of plastic bags that have become garbage and fill seas and oceans and the worst thing is that once its victim has died and decomposes, the plastic bag does not degrade and is once again a mortal element for other animals.
A plastic bottle can have a life of 450 years and its thousands of non-biodegradable fragments, very resistant and stable, are a threat to these animals that often confuse them with food. p> 20% of the garbage collected from the beaches are plastic bags along with containers of liquor, sodas, beers and other cans; that is to say that in addition to causing the death to many species have become trash that contaminates the landscape and accumulates in beaches of the whole world, thanks to the people who throw them without any consideration or care.
The US National Academy of Sciences conducted a study in this regard, having determined that transoceanic vessels were collectively dumping 4 million kilos of plastic into the sea, which is why the world's landfills are saturated with plastic bags; while thousands of them are drawn to different places on Earth. Plastic bags have been found floating in the North of the Arctic Circle and in the Falkland Islands.