It is estimated that approximately 300 million tons of plastic is produced each year and half of that are only used once. Surprisingly, only 10% of the plastic is recycled and the rest ends up being in oceans, rivers and garbage dumps.
According to a recent study, 10 rivers (2 in Africa and 8 in Asia) transport 90% of all the plastic that ends up in oceans. The scale of pollution is awful and many of us don’t even realize how bad the situation is.
A turtle with plastic in its mouth
An albatross chick died because plastic marine debris was fed to the chick by its parents.
A white stork stuck in a plastic bag.
Birds making their nests using cigarettes and plastic waste.
Entangled Hawksbill Sea Turtle in Hawaii.
A fish stuck in powerade wrapper.
Plastic ring stuck around a duck’s neck.
This hermet crab is using a plastic cap as a shell.
Bonus: A British diver made a shocking video while swimming in a sea of plastic waste near the coast of Bali.
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