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Welcome to our blog about plastics in the oceans. We are Amy Lusher and Heidi Acampora, PhD students at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), in Ireland. We are both studying the impacts of plastics in the sea. Our aim is quite simple, we want to spread the word about plastic pollution in our oceans. We intend to share with you what has been going on in terms of marine plastic pollution not only in Ireland, where we are based, but around the world. There are a lot of ways in which marine debris can impact not only wild life, but also human life.

As the blog is titled, marine pollution is not restricted to polluted sites, it is driven by currents and tides around the world’s oceans, so your trash becomes our trash. It is everyone’s responsibility to deal with it, which means our problem is your problem. Marine litter is no longer a local issue, it is a global one. Let’s act on it!

So please pull up a chair, sit back, grab a coffee (in a ceramic mug, not a plastic take away one) and join us on our quest to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic.

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