Biodiversity is a great thing, ensuring that our ecosystems have the ability to function and prosper, even at times of extreme events and disease. In 2012, The scientific research crew of the French vessel Tara discovered significant amounts of plastic particles off the coast of Antarctica. Plastics have leaked their way into oceans as a result of human activity, and are having a murderous effect on marine life. A Science Museum spokesman said: “These fragments cause serious damage to the ecosystem and release toxins into our bodies because they are eaten by the fish we eat", The French vessel crews discovery sheds light on the importance of reducing plastic waste – including packaging and disposable materials. Doing your part by not using plastic water bottles (and other disposable plastics) and recycling materials properly can help. Sharing this message with your friends might help even more.