Earth:  #Earth ~ Debris in Our Oceans. Millions of innocent animals are being placed at risk by our oceans turning into "plastic soup."

Great ocean debris infographic showing why it's so important to pick up litter wherever you go.

The Ugly Journey Of Our Trash

What is the impact of our plastic use on the ocean's animal life? A new infographic from Project AWARE sheds a bit of light on the sheer scale of the problem, and the incredible number of animals affected by our plastic problem.

Plastic Garbage Project_Decomposition_How long until it's gone

This is an estimated decomposition rates of a common marine debris items. A reminder for us to recycle our waste everyday.

Impacts of Marine Debris: the Struggle for Marine Animals | NOAA's Marine Debris Blog

Impacts of Marine Debris: the Struggle for Marine Animals

Impacts of Marine Debris: the Struggle for Marine Animals | NOAA's Marine Debris Blog

Marine debris on the Hawaiian coast - links to Wikipedia article about marine debris - we so need to clean up our act

Several years ago I got a wake-up call watching an Earth Day show on Oprah. I was surprised to discover there is a large floating island of garbage, twice the size of Texas somewhere between the West Coast and Japan. This moving ocean garbage patch.

ARTIST: Pam Longobardi "Dark and Plentiful Bounty," mixed media, 2014. As seen in "Gyre: The Plastic Ocean" at the Anchorage Museum.

PHOTOS: Turning Tragic Pollution Into Art

ARTIST: Pam Longobardi "Dark and Plentiful Bounty," mixed media, As seen in "Gyre: The Plastic Ocean" at the Anchorage Museum.

Marine Debris Tracker

The Marine Debris Tracker mobile application allows you to help make a difference by checking in when you find trash on our coastlines and waterways.

NOAA Recycling Infographic

Bring your plastic back to life – Recycle

Infographic showing the various types of plastics and what they can be turned into after recycling.

Art made from trash and materials washed ashore in the SF Bay Area--bringing awareness of marine debris and plastic pollution: www.washedashore.org/ #earth #day Pin by Ken Carino. Reminds us to reduce, reuse, and recycle. AFS

Art made from trash and materials washed ashore in the SF Bay Area--bringing awareness of marine debris and plastic pollution: reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Indonesia is the world’s second largest contributor to marine debris, outdone only by China, the most populous country in the world. In addition to degrading the beaches, plastic waste blocks waterways, impacting transportation and increasing flooding risk, while posing a risk to marine animals. The waste issue has become so debilitating that Bali officially declared a “garbage emergency” over a 3.7 mile segment of coastline last month, prompting the mobilization of resources. 700 cleaners…

"Garbage emergency" declared in Bali as clean-up unfolds

Indonesia is the world’s second largest contributor to marine debris, outdone only by China, the most populous country in the world. In addition to degrading the beaches, plastic waste blocks waterways, impacting transportation and increasing flooding risk, while posing a risk to marine animals. The waste issue has become so debilitating that Bali officially declared a “garbage emergency” over a 3.7 mile segment of coastline last month, prompting the mobilization of resources. 700 cleaners…

Did You know? Ten percent of the plastic manufactured worldwide ends up in the ocean... often times sea turtles and other marine life mistake plastic debris as a delicious jellyfish causing death to more than 100000 of them. PLEASE if you take plastic bags to the beach remember to take them back and you will prevent a needless death. #LittleActsMakeABigDifference #MakeADifference #PlasticPollution #Cleanup #PlanetCleandAndSafe #Environment  #Conservation #Preservation #Protect #Safety…

Ten percent of the plastic manufactured worldwide ends up in the ocean. often times sea turtles and other marine life mistake plastic debris as a delicious jellyfish causing death to more than 100000 of them.

Approximately 5 million barrels of oil (almost a million cubic meters) spilled into the ocean. In response to this disaster, BP sprayed Corexit (which is so ...

To clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch would be a major undertaking. Find out if we can clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Local RI artist (Spirare) making recycled marine debris surfboard fins.  Fishing nets/lines

Local RI artist (Spirare) making recycled marine debris surfboard fins. Fishing nets/lines

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