In the foreseeable future, the weight of plastic trash in the ocean will be greater than the weight of all fish.
Already it’s been estimated by researchers that virtually all shellfish, and one-quarter of all fish, contain traces of plastic.
Every year about 300 million tons of plastic are produced and eight million tons wind up in our oceans. That’s the equivalent of over 500 trillion plastic water bottles. If you were to stack these bottles one on top of the other, you would be able to make two full trips from Earth, to the Moon and back.
But the problem is not only the millions of water bottles humans consume and discard each hour, but also the plastic we cannot see.
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My generation is responsible for this:
If I could, I would take it all back. But I can't. No one can.