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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.

from CNNMoney

More plastic than fish in oceans by 2050

More plastic than fish in oceans by 2050 January 19

So sad, so not surprising ##!!!

Entangled, Eaten or Contaminated A new study by Ocean Conservancy and CSIRO paints a comprehensive—and deadly—picture of the toll that trash is taking on sea turtles, birds and marine mammals.

Starving Polar Bear Is the Face of the Future. Whether or not climate change was the reason the animal in this photo was dying, it remains single biggest threat to the species’ survival. | TakePart

Outreach material | Official website of UN World Wildlife Day

from Newsweek

Eight Million Tons of Trash Added to Ocean From Land Each Year

Plastic trash on a beach near Panama City, Panama, on September 10, 2013. The National Association f... - Carlos Jasso / REUTERS

There's more to plastic pollution of the oceans than meets the eye, say researchers

How Many Marine Mammals Did Your Plastic Grocery Bag Kill Today?