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The following essay describes how marine animals have been affected by plastic residues in the ocean. The main objective is to describe a relevant and current problem that has affected thousands of animals in all oceans. The text builds a critic on the inappropriate solid waste disposal especially the problems related to its fragmentation and dispersal in the sea and its encounter with the marine fauna. Some studies showing several groups of animals affected by such problem are mentioned,doi:10.22292/mas.v10i5.511 fatcat:sogwvyljwfaxvhux4svofmtoby