To go to Homepage-Click Image AboveWikipedia Plastic pollution can unfavourably affect lands, waterways and oceans. Living organisms, particularly marine animals, can also be affected through entanglement, direct ingestion of plastic waste, or through exposure to chemicals within plastics that cause interruptions in biological functions. Humans are also affected by plastic pollution, such as through the disruption of the thyroid hormone axis or hormone levels. In the UK alone, more than 5 million tonnes of plastic are consumed each year, of which an estimated mere 24% makes it into recycling systems. That leaves a remaining 3.8 million tonnes of waste, destined for landfills. That is 3 trillion pieces of any sort of plastic in the oceans alone. That also affects the marine base life and studies show that 90% of sea birds have some sort of plastic in them. Plastic reduction efforts have occurred in some areas in attempts to reduce plastic consumption and pollution and promote plastic recycling.. Here Meet the 15-Year-Old Activist Fighting to End Plastic Pollution!.