Not only is litter on the beach unsightly, but it also creates chemical pollution in the ocean. The main source of litter-based chemical pollution is plastic. Regardless of whether the plastic is from disposable shopping bags, food wrappers or discarded soda bottles, the effects on wildlife are tragic.
Although plastic takes up to 1000 years to completely biodegrade, the constant motion of the waves breaks plastic into smaller and smaller pieces. The sun and salt water further contribute to this process.I was looking for more information and found it July 2013