Wastes and microplastics are a major source of pollution in terrestrial, ocean, and coastal ecosystems. Waste comes in all shapes, sizes, and materials. Typical waste found on the coast includes cigarette butts, plastic bottles, fishing gear, and microplastics. Microplastics are a significant problem as filter feeders (e.g. mussels and scallops) and fish consume these indigestible plastics. These animals are then consumed by predators, causing the plastics to accumulate in larger animals up the food chain.