This Video Shows How Bad Plastic Pollution Really Is
Tags: Climate Change, opinion
By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory
Did you know? Every year, humans create enough trash to circle the globe four times. Unfortunately, only a fraction of that waste is recycled. It’s estimated that 80 percent of the trash we humans toss into landfills make its way to the oceans, where collects in giant converges. The biggest one is called the Great Pacific Garbage patch, and it is twice the size of Texas.
In addition to being inconvenient, pollution is also toxic to the environment. As it breaks down into micro-particles, it is ingested by wildlife and, in some cases, kills innocent animals. This conundrum, which is by no means new but has come to the forefront of attention in recent years, is easy to ignore when it’s “out of sight and out of mind.” The video below is impossible to forget, however, and will make your stomach drop:
The video above was shared to Facebook by the organization Glass Walls. The caption reads: “An animal detrimental to humans or human concerns is defined as a ‘pest’. Are humans Earth’s worst pest? Are we too smart for our own good?”
In today’s world, it’s nearly impossible to avoid using plastic. However, each of us can make an effort to take reusable bags to the grocery store, use recyclable containers, and eat an organic, whole food diet which requires little to no packaging.
Please share this video to raise awareness about the extent of the issue and comment your thoughts below.
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