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Close to six billion metric tons of plastic have been produced in the last sixty years, and millions of tons of plastic litter can be found in the ocean. Plastic marine litter has been found to cause significant harm to the environment, local economy, and human health. The ingestion of plastic debris by marine wildlife is one such threat that has captured the attention of biologists and environmentalists worldwide. Ingestion can occur when plastic debris is mistaken for prey, causing potential digestive tract blockages, starvation, or other injuries. Chemicals added to plastics can also pose a threat to the environment. A variety of international initiatives have been implemented to address the issue of plastic marine waste, including the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). MARPOL Annex V regulates the disposal of plastics at sea, however the problem of marine plastic litter remains unsolved. Green Materials LLC is working to replace those bad plastics with new materials that are plant-based, biodegradable, inexpensive, and can degrade easily in marine waters.