Did you know?
More than 8 million tons of plastic trash end up in the ocean every year, and an estimated 80% of the plastic trash in the ocean comes from people on land – carried out to the ocean by rivers, streams, and the wind.
Plastic that is floating in the ocean are “sponges” for concentrated toxins and it chokes and kills thousands of animals like sea turtles, whales, and sea birds – (becuase animals thinks its food)
Here are some heartbreaking photos that will inspire you to recycle!
A turtle that is stuck in a piece of plastic. Photo: Unknown
A seal’s neck was sliced by trash. Photo credit: Ares Caius
Surfing on a wave full of trash off the coast of Java, Indonesia. Photo credit: Population Speak Out
Penguins covered in oil. Photo credit: John Hrusa
Seabirds caught in plastic and eating ciggarette butts, cuz they think its food. Photos: Unknown
Don’t you realize the massive global impact we human beings have on the global pollution?! Luckily, there are lots of people out there working to create a better world.
Join us or an organisation near you that do regualry clean ups. Or just go visit your favorite beach, river, lake?! Grab a few friends or family memebers make a picnic and bring some bags for the trash.