Lesley Cowen

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Tangaroa Blue Ocean Care Society - Marine Debris Project

This is why we don't use plastic bags. Turtles think they look like food digest them & die, or get caught up in them it wraps around them & they become deformed when they grow up.

Surfs Up! #reddit

The picture was taken off the coast of Java in Indonesia and shows Indonesia's most famous surfer Dede Suryana surfing through an enormous trash filled wave. The glides through the wave as bits of debris and trash roll over the top of him.

Although humans are to blame for plastic pollution, this means we also have the power to stop this marine destruction. So, if you want to stand up for the world’s marine animals, the best place to start is with your personal plastic consumption. Check out these five ways you can help save marine species now!

There are an estimated tons of plastic floating on the surface of the ocean and according to a new study authored by researchers at Plymouth University found, a staggering 700 different marine species are threatened by its presence.

Washed Up is an ongoing project by Mexican-born, New York-based artist Alejandro Durán that addresses the issue of plastic pollution making its way across the ocean and onto the shores of Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve. Over the course of this project, Durán has identified products washed ashore from forty-two nations on six continents. The resulting photo series depicts a new form of colonization by consumerism, where even undeveloped land is not safe from the…

photographer Alejandro Duran finds a beautiful intersection of the two in his photo series “Washed Up,” in which the garbage of the world makes a poignant and strangely beautiful statement about our consumerism.

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution -

This is what YOUR plastic bags do to our wildlife! Plastic bags are NOT RECYCABLE so please try to change and carry reusable bags to save our environment!