22 terms

Test 2.2: Ocean Plastic Pollution

STUDY
PLAY

Terms in this set (...)

Garbage Patch
___________ is an area in the Pacific Ocean with small scattered pieces of plastic.
Photodegrade
___________ is the break down of plastic into small plastic by UV light.
all 5
Plastics are found in __________ gyres
Choking and ingestion
Large plastics are __________ hazards.
Sea Turtles
___________eat plastic bags because they look like Jelly fish
Albatross
___________eat primarily hard plastics like caps.
That it is a floating island
One big myth about the patch is ___________
20
__________% of plastic comes from sources at sea
5
__________ mm or smaller is the size range of microplastic
80
__________ % of plastic comes from sources on land
12
__________ :1 in some places the ratio of plastic to plankton in the N. Pacific Gyre.
200-500
It will take roughly __________ years for plastics to degrade.
Nurdles
___________ are pre-production pellets used for nearly all plastic production
Float
Plastics that are less than 1.00 g/ml will __________ in water.
Sink
Plastics that are more than 1.03 g/ml will __________ in water.
POP (persistent organic pollutant)
___________any toxin that is known to Bioacc and Biomag.
Absorb
Plastic has the ability to __________ toxins
POP's
___________are persistent organic pollutants
Why are washing machines harmful
___________ They are releasing microplastics from clothes into the ocean
BPA
___________ is Bisphenol A.

Possibly increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, and other conditions.
Why are big pieces of plastic easier to deal with
___________ microplastics can not easily be removed from water.
Large retailers
Bags are banned at __________