Not all plastics are indestructible. In fact, over the years, due to the constant inaction by the Countries, plastics are liable to end up not only at sea – thus making up the above-mentioned ill-famed “islands” – but also in our food chain.  As a result of their amazing success, plastics – which are easily processable but at the same time strong and durable – are increasingly present in our everyday life. However, the failure to prevent the plastic products from being dumped in the rivers and then at sea has determined a real environmental emergency, which is becoming more and more serious and must be addressed in a timely manner. This paper focuses on the so-called marine litter, which refers to the pollution of seas and oceans caused by anthropogenic waste. Although ...