17 Apr '18, 1pm

Earth Day 2018: Preventing Plastic-Filled Oceans

Shares “End Plastic Pollution” is this year’s Earth Day theme, and there’s no denying that it’s a timely, important one. A sperm whale who washed ashore in Spain — with nearly 65 pounds of plastic inside of him — is just one of the most recent examples of a heartbreaking problem. A post on the Earth Day Network points out this startling fact: If nothing changes, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish (by weight). A Vast Problem How did all this plastic get in the oceans, anyway? And what are people doing about it? Check out some of our top articles on the topic: Death in the Water: How Plastic Is Poisoning Our Oceans Plastic has been collecting in the marine environment since plastic production began in the 1950s — in fact, each square mile of the ocean contains more than 46,000 pieces of floating plastic. Eight million metric tons of plastics make thei...

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