The Purpose of Ocean Amazon is to raise awareness on the
Clear and Present Danger…
In all of the products we use, all of the food we eat, the beverages we drink, and even the air we breathe, there lies hiding an invisible enemy- microplastics. Incredibly small and frighteningly stealthy, microplastics are slowly, but steadily changing the world as we know it. Their impact is felt from the most remote corners of the earth, from the highest mountains to the deepest trenches in our oceans. Microplastics provide a clear and present danger, danger to ourselves and to our oceans.
- Microplastics have been detected on every corner of the Earth; from the deepest points of our oceans (The Challenger Deep), to the rain that falls from the sky.
- Microplastics are small pieces of plastics, ranging from <5mm across-slightly larger than a kernel of popcorn-to 1 micrometer, or 50 times smaller than the diameter of a single human hair.
- Microplastics are divided into Primary Microplastics (designed to be less than 5mm in diameter) and Secondary Microplastics (Pieces that break down from larger pieces of plastic).
Origins of Microplastics