$2.5 trillion breathing problem? Ocean plastic endangers bacteria that create oxygen necessary for life

It’s already been cast as an economic villain, to the tune of $2.5 trillion, disrupting “almost all marine ecosystem services” and suffocating every industry it touches. Now, plastic pollution in oceans could actually be suffocating the planet – by harming the tiny microorganisms that are “are thought to be responsible for up to 10 percent of the total global oxygen production.”

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