1 Trillion Pieces of Plastic


http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/?ar_a=1
Hey y’all; I would ask you to look over this petition and consider signing it. The above link is a story, complete with maps and photos showing the size and locations of masses of floating debris

 

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Trash Vortex

This mass of garbage is not only on the surface of the ocean. The plastic particles range from micro-size to large pieces easily seen. These continent sized patches of garbage are the remnants of tsunami’s and humanity dumping crap into the ocean.

The particulates extend all of the way to the bottom of the ocean,     affecting fish and wildlife.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/776/812/900/?z00m=22630278&redirectID=1598126720

Protect Ocean Life From 1 Trillion Pieces of Plastic Sign The Petition      http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/776/812/900/?z00m=22630278&redirectID=1598126720

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plastic-bottles

Bottles, wrappers, bags… we produce hundreds of millions of tons of plastic each year and this trash is being trapped in Arctic ice. As global warming progresses and the Arctic ice melts, our oceans could flood with a trillion pieces of trash. Take action to combat climate change today.

The recent finding of massive amounts of trash in the Arctic took scientists completely by surprise. We knew the Great Pacific Garbage Patch was a common destination of loose microplastics — but the Arctic garbage came as a shock.

 

photo Ocean debris

Ocean debris

 

The discovery reminds us that as the earth continues to warm, we may face unexpected crises in addition to the disasters we already see coming!

Fossil fuel burning power plants are the single largest source of dangerous carbon pollution in our nation and one of the largest in the world.

Call on our leaders to protect our oceans and limit pollution from power plants.

Thank you,

Kayla C.

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albatross_chick_remainsThe Care2 Petitions Team

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/776/812/900/?z00m=22630278&redirectID=1598126720
Just the headlines to these articles are enough:

Continent-size toxic stew of plastic trash fouling swath of Pacific Ocean.
http://www.sfgate.com/green/article/Continent-size-toxic-stew-of-plastic-trash-2518237.php

Floating rubbish dump ‘bigger than US.’
Plague of Plastic Chokes the Seas.

Read how “Plastic Turning Vast Area of Ocean into Ecological Nightmare.”
http://thomasfortenberry.net/?p=2120

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3 thoughts on “1 Trillion Pieces of Plastic

  1. It’s unbelievable and appalling to think of all that waste just floating in our seas. We all (myself included) need to do more than just sign the petition. We all need to do our part to help stop contributing to the increasing size of these garbage patches.

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    • I agree, but the problem is not us throwing away unwanted garbage, it’s the packaging people creating more garbage for us to throw away. You can’t not buy whatever you need because it’s wrapped up in plastic. We all have to find a solution. Thanks for the comment, too.

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      • Oh, no, I completely agree, and should have probably pointed that out, too. We absolutely need A LOT more than just the individual consumer to get on board. Thanks not necessary, but you’re welcome, of course!

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