The Society Most Polluting the Mediterranean: Turks

writer Ekolojist

World Ocean DayThis year's theme Out of the Plastic Trap: Saving the Mediterranean from Plastic Pollution was the title. In particular, a report prepared by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) draws attention to the fact that wastes, mostly plastic solids, harm the Mediterranean. Moreover, as the details of the report go down, it touches on more interesting points. The most striking among these points is the Turks as the society that pollutes the Mediterranean the most.

In just one day, astonishing plastic items are taken out of the sea, especially the bottles, cigarette butts and solid packaging that holidaymakers who run to the sea to cool off and spend their holidays here brutally throw into the Mediterranean. This once again reveals the fact that it is the Turks who pollute the sea the most.

In 1 Day, 144 Tons of Plastic Waste is Disposal into the Mediterranean

In the Mediterranean, where 1 tons of plastic waste is produced in one day, this number on the Turkish coast is truly astonishing. Especially with the occurrence of this astonishing number every summer season, this natural destruction, which holidaymakers unconsciously or intentionally harm nature and the Mediterranean, predicts that the authorities will impose material and moral sanctions on this issue. There are no material and moral sanctions that will have a deterrent quality in this direction yet. This situation continues to reveal once again the fact that people are still continuing the same destruction and destruction unconsciously.

Cigarette Butts Stay in the Mediterranean for 5 Years

As the details of the report are read, the picture of how unconscious the behavior is revealed once again. As a matter of fact, it was stated that the wastes of cigarette butts remained in the sea for 5 years and the cleaning process of them continued for 5 years. Apart from that, plastic bags stay in the sea for 20 years, plastic cups for 50 years, and fishing nets, or fishing line, for 600 years. This also casts a shadow on the need for clean water, especially for sea creatures. In order to prevent this problem, it becomes clear that the competent authorities should address the issue as soon as possible.

plastic pollution

Macroplastic waste consisting of large parts such as bags, cigarette butts, bottles, bottle caps, balloons or straws plastic pollution visible part. The most dangerous type of waste, which affects marine life the most, is less than 5 millimeters in size. microplastics.

Microplastics Most of it is formed directly in the sea as a result of the erosion of large plastic wastes by the effect of waves, wind or ultraviolet rays. Other microplastics are either specially manufactured particles (for example, small plastic beads used in the manufacture of plastics, microcapsules in cosmetic products such as soap, facial cleansing gel, toothpaste and cream) or unintentionally generated particles (for example, the use of clothing made from rubber powder or synthetic threads). or parts that come out during washing) are formed.

Microplastics Unfortunately, its negative impact on our life is not limited to marine life. Air gets into foods and beverages such as tap water, bottled water, salt, beer and honey.

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10 to 20 million tons of plastic waste thrown into the seas every year, is given to marine ecosystems. The economic cost of the damage is 13 billion dollars. is presumed to be. This figure includes the material damage seen in the fishing and tourism sectors, as well as the time spent cleaning the coasts.

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As a result of the research carried out by the Middle East Technical University in Mersin and Iskenderun Bays, microplastics were found in the digestive tract of 28 percent of 1337 fish belonging to 58 species. 70% of the particles found in the stomachs of the fish were fiber yarn, 20.8% hard plastic, 2,7% nylon, 0.8% rubber and 5.5% unidentified plastic.

Countries Surprised in the Report

Western societies claiming to have attained the consciousness of civilization and to be contemporary in polluting nature It cannot be said that he fell behind the Turks. As a matter of fact, after the Turks, the Spaniards take the second place with 126 tons of waste, and the Italians take the third place with 90 tons of waste.

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