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Disturbing infographic shows how plastic is clogging our oceans

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Understanding Plastic…Through Infographics

It is estimated that almost all of the marine pollution in the world is comprised of plastic materials. The average proportion varied between 60% and 80% of total marine pollution. Scientists estimate that every year at least 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die when they entangle themselves in plastic pollution or ingest it. Check out these infographics to get a better understanding of how plastics affect our world.


Excessive eating (Chris Jordan/Stephanie Levy)

from One Green Planet

700 Marine Species Might Go Extinct Because of Plastic Pollution. Here Are 5 Ways You Can Help!

Millones de toneladas de basura repletas de plástico se esparcen por tierra y mar en todos los países del mundo, incluído el nuestro. Mientras tanto, cada día, consumimos cientos de productos envasados en plástico que siguen generando más y más plástico. Tal acumulación de deshechos plásticos no sólo...


more like the Horiffic Pacific Garbage Patch which is a gyre of human-based marine pollution now floating in the central North Pacific Ocean located roughly between 135°W to 155°W and 35°N and 42°N. The majority of pollution on the patch is plastic, which scientists now know can be 100% recycled …