PLASTIC IS CHOKING OUR OCEAN - AND WE HAVE TO ACT QUICK
You may have heard about the plastic crisis facing our planet, but do you really know what the direct impact of our plastic-dumping activities as modern humans really is?
Every year, 8 million metric tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean, 236,000 of which are 'micro-plastics', tiny fragments of broken down plastic. If that doesn't quite shock you enough, that's the equivalent of one garbage truck's worth of plastic every minute. By the year 2050 (by weight), there will be more plastic in our oceans, than there are fish.
Many marine organisms and species mistake plastic for food - such as turtles, who often mistake plastic for jellyfish, these animals can not digest the plastic, and so end up starving as a result of it filling their stomachs. Coral reefs, which make up home around 25% of the ocean's sea life, have an 89% chance of becoming diseased after coming into contact with...