Every year, 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans, adding to the 150 million tons thought to be already circulating there.
Whilst the devastating effects of plastic pollution on marine life are already well documented, people are just beginning to understand how plastic pollution affects human health.
Yet the problem is far more widespread than just the impacts of plastic pollution.
The ways in which humans pollute the oceans vary, as do the ways in which this pollution then affects our health.
In this fascinating infographic by divein.com, you can explore the main sources of ocean pollution and how they can potentially affect your wellbeing.
If ever you needed motivation to join ocean conservation initiatives to protect the oceans and epic dive destinations we love, this is it.
It is not too late to make a change and every individual’s efforts count.
This article was written by Kathryn Curzon, a shark conservationist and dive travel writer. Follow her adventures at www.kathryncurzon.com.