It’s not just fish, plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help us breathe – Macquarie University

“…exposure to chemicals leaching from plastic pollution interfered with the growth, photosynthesis and oxygen production of Prochlorococcus, the ocean’s most abundant photosynthetic bacteria,”

…albeit in lab conditions but plastics issues are much more than just the macro visible stuff we can see….

https://www.mq.edu.au/newsroom/2019/05/15/its-not-just-fish-plastic-pollution-harms-the-bacteria-that-help-us-breathe/

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