Plastics, photodegradation, environmental issues, environmental problems, drifting garbage, marine debris, trash, rubbish, contamination, pollution, beaches, washed ashore, Lanzarote Island, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic Ocean.

Remarks: The photodegradation (process because of the solar ultraviolet radiaton), the sea's force (waves, wind, etc), and even small marine animals that confuse plastic with food, 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.