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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.

The remains of an albatross chick lie on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand that is one of the world's most remote marine sanctuaries. Nesting chicks fill their bellies with plastic as their parents collect and feed them bits that look to them like food. As a result, tens of thousands of albatross chicks die from starvation, choking, internal bleeding, and poisoning each year.

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.

More plastic than fish in oceans by 2050

This Yogurt Carton Was Thrown Out in 1976. What it Looks Like Now Shows Why We Need to Drop Plastic

Contents consumed in minutes 40 years ago, very real possibility consumer has died, bell joining other pollution for 40 years & would likely still be "around" in another 40 years! We can't keep trashing the Planet like this folks !