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.
It is a hopeful development when innovation, community, and environmental improvement dovetail; the project Perpetual Plastic which uses plastic garbage to make 'ink' for printers may be considered one such development.
Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles, whales, and other marine mammals, and more than 1 million seabirds die each year from ocean pollution and ingestion or entanglement in marine debris. Please recycle.
Researchers Map Plastic Debris in Pacific Ocean By Rick Pantaleo :: Plastic ocean debris littering Hawaiian shoreline. Hawaii is located near the center of the North Pacific gyre where debris tends to concentrate.
Don't drink out of plastic to avoid BPA. Even the smallest amount of BPA has been linked to infertility, birth defects and other reproductive issues when tested on lab mice. BPA has also been linked to asthma and other illnesses and diseases in humans.