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Garbage dumping causes

The nonrecyclable product waste affects the physical environment and the waterways by contaminating the water and soil. Indeed there are several reasons for dumping trashes in oceans. We have managed to research them and hopefully will be able to provide solutions regarding the causes.

Garbage dumping causes

Excessive amounts of waste

Many of the things/products are covered or wrapped in plastic, which increases the amount of plastic usage. This further leads to the problem of garbage dumping in the ocean.

Excessive consumption behavior

People always want something new and this consumption behavior leads to significant amounts of waste. Old items are disposed into the trash-bin even though they can be still used for a longer time.

Population growth

As the population grows, more wastes and garbages are generated in this process, which affects the marine environment.

Food waste

It is quite common that significant amounts of food are not consumed but rather disposed of in the trash bin. Most of it ends up getting dumped and thrown away.

Electronic waste

Related to excessive consumption behavior, people always want new versions of smartphones, pads, AirPods, and more. Due to these characteristics of humans, old versions keep gets thrown away, making more trash.

Plastic waste

A big fraction of the things is wrapped or packaged into plastic when we buy them in stores. It is estimated that every year, 500 billion disposable plastic cups are used. This is a huge amount of plastic that will last in the ocean.

Cultural values

This differs in different countries. However, in places where illegal dumping or littering is not a big deal, it is easier for people to do it.


Some of the people can be lazy to dispose of properly, instead of dumping them illegally.

Lack of education

The people who didn’t learn about the severity of marine pollution and illegal dumping might just do what is most convenient for them to get rid of their trash. It is harder for us to change since for a long time, human populations have considered ocean dumping as a necessity or a rather safe method of disposing of waste.

High costs of official waste disposal

Low fines for illegal dumping

Low level of control mechanisms

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of information that answers the list of frequently asked questions. The FAQ section will effectively serve a customer-centric answer that is provided with practical answers that fulfill the curiosity of the visitors.

Isn't plastic recyclable? Why does it still end up in a marine debris?

Indeed several types of plastics are generated in a recyclable form. However, whether it really does or not is completely dependent on the consumers. People should actually take responsibility for segregating the plastics based on their forms and utilize the plastics in a clean manner or else, the majority of the plastics won't be able to be recycled. In fact, the amount of plastics recycled is so diminutive that it's pointless at this point to recycle.

What are the other several types of pollution excluding the garbages?

Currently, in the ocean, there are countless forms of defilement that pollute the marine system. There are chemical wastes, oil spills, agricultural wastes, groundwater, and much more different wastes. These all contribute to contaminating the marine ecosystem along with the condition of water itself.

At when did these pollutions actually began to dominate/appeared (at/in/on) the ocean?

These perilous pollutions seemed to have arisen from the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century when manufacturing productions were vitalized along with the invention of plastic that was soon converted into single-use plastics nowadays.

What country produces the largest amount of marine wastes/pollutions?

The answer to this question is quite vague, and also unknown since some of the leading countries that produce manfuatoring might also be successful in handling those wastes on land, not in the ocean. However, based on several pieces of research, the two major countries seems to be China, contributing 28 percent of the world marine-pollutions, followed by Indonesia, with 10 percent of the total.

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