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March 10, 2022

Marine Pollution

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Junior Cycle / Senior Cycle / Transition Year
  • Goal 14
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • Home Economics

INTRODUCTION – Why is this a Global Justice Issue?

Our oceans have become our dumpsters. Marine pollution threatens the health of our coasts and ocean and it comes in many different forms. Marine pollution can mean plastic litter, other litter such as glass bottles and cans, oil and chemical spills or polluted
stormwater drains and rivers flowing into the sea.

The global throwaway culture has created a cross-ecosystem plastic pollution injustice and a disrespect of material goods that has turned the earth’s resources into rubbish after a single use. Plastic has destroyed ecosystems, robbing impoverished communities of natural resources and of a healthy and safe living environment. First to suffer the injustices of plastic pollution are marine life living in the dumping ground of throwaway culture.


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