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Facts about atlantic trash island

The Pacific Garbage Patch is not alone

Unbelievably, there are is another floating island of garbage in the Atlantic Ocean, in the Sargasso Sea. It is not as big or as popular as the Texas-sized Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but it poses the same health risk to animals, birds, other marine mammals and

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Plastic bag pollution facts

The Bad Boy of Pollution

Plastic bags are one of the main causes of marine pollution, and the focus on plastic bag reduction is ongoing. Many supermarkets have stopped issuing plastic bags to customers, encouraging them to bring their own bags instead. Since we’ve become so used to the convenience of

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Plastic island pacific ocean

Our Legacy of Trash

If you’re up to date with the news, you’ve probably heard about the floating islands of plastic in our Oceans. The Great Pacific Patch, the Eastern Garbage Patch and the Pacific Trash Vortex are located between Hawaii and California. It’s in a high pressure area in the middle of

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What is plastic pollution?

It’s cheap… it’s disposable… it’s toxic

Since plastic is such a versatile and cheap material, most of today’s everyday products are made out of it or has some components made of plastic. The problem is, it’s disposable and that’s what we do on a daily basis – we throw them away. Not recycle, not

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Plastic waste facts

What happens to the Plastic you throw away?

Plastic is one of the most widely used and cheapest materials in the world today. You can find it anywhere. If it’s not made from plastic, it’s wrapped in plastic. We use around 5 trillion plastic bags a year worldwide! The US alone throws away enough

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Pollution from plastic

Plastic is Forever

From bottled water alone, the US throws away enough plastic bottles in one week to encircle our planet 5 times!That’s just 5% of the global population.

Globally, we use 160,000 plastic bags every second!

These plastics when thrown in landfills or elsewhere, find their way into our

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Interesting facts about plastic bags

What’s the problem with plastic bags?

How can such a flimsy thing cause so many problems? We are so used to using plastic bags to carry things around that we have taken it for granted… but you should start paying attention to how you use plastic bags… and start finding something else to carry your

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Garbage islands in the ocean

Can you imagine islands of garbage with the combined size of India, Europe and Mexico, floating in our ocean?

The rise in population has increased the amount of garbage that we generate. Sadly, inefficient waste management and the indifference of humanity created these toxic islands.

Where are they

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