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.
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.
"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…
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.