Plastics, photodegradation, environmental issues, environmental problems, drifting garbage, marine debris, trash, contamination, pollution, beach, washed ashore, Atlantic Ocean.

Remarks: The photodegradation (process because of the solar ultraviolet radiaton) and the sea's force (waves, wind, etc) break down the plastic into small pieces (less than 1 cm / 0.4 inches) which are washed up on the shore by the surge. This phenomenon seems to be on the increase in all oceans.