I am sure everyone who reads my posts knows about the terrible effects of having plastics strangle our global environment. All the same, a reminder in The Guardian is good to follow up. They only mention five species, but each is a representative for hundreds of others.
I got the link from John Neve, who runs the Facebook group, The people who pledge to pick up at least 5 pieces of plastic every day.
Doing everything to avoid buying the stuff is even more important. Trouble with that is, it reduces the profits of the petrochemical industry, which makes them less able to subsidise politicians, poor things.