You Can Make an Impact
Did you know that there is an estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean? Of that mass, 269,000 tons float on the surface, while some four billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer litter the deep sea! credit: nationalgeographic.org
photo: The Ocean Cleanup
It is estimated that up to 13 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean each year—the equivalent of a rubbish or garbage truck load's worth every minute. Fish, seabirds, sea turtles, and marine mammals can become entangled in or ingest plastic debris, causing suffocation, starvation, and drowning. Credit: pewtrusts.org
Coral reefs are also negatively affected by trash and play a vital role in our eco system. According to reef-world.org "shorelines would be vulnerable to erosion and rising sea levels would push coast-dwelling communities out of their homes. Nearly 200 million people rely on coral reefs to safeguard them from storms".
YOU can make an impact.
Keeping our oceans clean and marine species safe is near and dear to us. You can do your part by carrying in and carrying out your trash and if you see someone else's, pick it up! If we all pitch in, we can safeguard our oceans and marine life for generations to come.