Plastic Galapagos Islands – level 3

06-06-2018 07:00

The world’s throwaway culture is slowly turning the Galapagos Islands into a plastic wasteland, as plastics from South America and the Pacific are littering the beaches of the archipelago with plastic bottles being the most common item.

Local experts are currently looking into the effects that the plastics have on marine life.

The islands are full of endemic species and people will not hopefully allow the place to be littered with waste.

Difficult words: litter (make untidy by things lying about), archipelago (a group of islands), endemic species (animals and plants which are only on the Galapagos Islands).

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