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Debunking the Myths about Plastic Debris in our Ocean

Published 26.01.21

The problem of plastic in the environment has received much attention in the last decade. There is a lot of research going on and new papers are being released almost every day. There have also been hundreds if not thousands of news stories on the subject. But sometimes the issue is blown out of proportion or misconstrued. One consequence of this is that there are a number of myths in wide circulation about the problem of plastic in the ocean, and what it means to the environment and human health. In order to deal effectively with the problem of plastic pollution – or any other environmental challenge – we need facts, not myths or scare stories.

“Debunking the Myths about Plastic Debris in our Ocean” is a website published in 2017 debunking some of the myths. It presents 10 myths – and 10 often complex realities.

Go to to check out the myths about marine litter