The amount of trash going in to our oceans is beyond ridiculous! It’s so bad that scientists have proclaimed that a new material—a new “rock” that includes melted plastic trash—now being called “plastiglomerate“, will forever be part of Earth’s rock record. Hopefully, archeologists one thousand years from now will enjoy a clean planet and regale our current habits as foolishness, but that we had a vision to make things better.
In the meantime, there’s a new study that shows which countries are the largest contributors of plastic waste entering our oceans. Although the United States ranks 20th, the amount we contribute is not insignificant. By the way, this report was conducted by a researcher from the University of Georgia. (view the video below)
So, what can we do about it? We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Just get started! Do something…recycle, stop buying Styrofoam products, repurpose items that might otherwise end up in a landfill. Not one of us can fix the whole problem on our own, but if we each do even a little…the overall impact would be quite remarkable!
What are you going to decide to do differently today? When are you going to put that decision into action? The alternative: The study noted in this video says that unchecked, by 2025 the amount of plastic waste reaching our oceans could double–equaling approximately 10 bags filled with plastic waste per foot of coastline.