We need to stop this, and also clean this up. Stop buying plastic! Buy in bulk, save money, save your bags for life, lose weight, eat healthy, and when it comes to buying soft plastics make sure they get recycled by you or don't buy it and find a better way.
Incidental capture in fishing gear, aka 'bycatch', is likely the greatest threat to #seaturtles and many other species worldwide. Roughly 40% of all animals caught in fisheries are discarded as trash. Marine mammals, sea turtles, seabirds, and other species are caught and discarded, usually dead. Learn more here: http://www.seeturtles.org/1129/fisheries-bycatch.html
1,700 miles of plastic trash is floating in what is commonly known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Read more: Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Worse Than We Thought | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Imagine Losing 1/3 Of The Babies Born Where You Live. That’s Happening Here.