An Ocean Drowning in Plastic

Journey Through The trees

“There is no away – because plastic is so permanent and so indestructible. When you cast it into the ocean, it does not go away.”

– Sir David Attenborough

Plastic is an incredibly valuable resource to us as human beings – used in everything from electronics to food containers.  We love it so much that every year we produce up to 300 million tonnes of the stuff, but incredibly 8 million tonnes of this ends up in the Oceans. 1 in 3 marine mammals have been found entangled in ocean litter and 90%, yes 90% of all sea birds have plastic pieces in their stomachs! Plastic pollution is not just a global issue that impacts our ocean, but also our health and wellbeing as humans. Not to mention it can take hundreds of years to break down completely.

Every year the Ocean Conservancy put together a mass global clean up event on…

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