Learn: divers, sinks, biodegradable, stretches, ecosystem
It’s no ordinary day at the beach. These divers are in Cornwall, southwest England, not for the fun but to pick up rubbish.
An estimated 70% of the plastic which enters the sea sinks, according to the organisation Dive Against Debris. And much of it is not biodegradable.
This is a problem that stretches far beyond the UK. Eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in the world’s oceans every year, causing damage to this fragile ecosystem.
people who swim underwater as a sport or for work
goes down below the water level
describes something that decays naturally
extends its reach further
all the living things in a particular area