These Photos Explain Why Throwing Away Plastic Trash Puts Our World In Grave Danger

 

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It is estimated that approximately 300 million tons of plastic is produced each year and half of that are only used once. Surprisingly, only 10% of the plastic is recycled and the rest ends up being in oceans, rivers and garbage dumps.

A turtle with plastic in its mouth
 

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An albatross chick died because plastic marine debris was fed to the chick by its parents.
 

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A white stork stuck in a plastic bag.

 

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Birds making their nests using cigarettes and plastic waste.
 

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Entangled Hawksbill Sea Turtle in Hawaii.
 

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A fish stuck in powerade wrapper.
 

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Plastic ring stuck around a duck's neck.
 

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This hermet crab is using a plastic cap as a shell.
 

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