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Plastic has become one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet. In the past few decades alone, we have increased the amount of plastic in circulation exponentially, to the great detriment of the environment.

Although we use many disposable, single-use plastic items, the reality is that they are hardly as “disposable” as we might think. Plastic never truly disappears nor does it degrade. Rather, over the period of hundreds of years, it breaks into smaller and smaller pieces. Unfortunately, because of our illusion that plastic goes away when we throw it out, our oceans are in serious trouble.

One Green Planet believes that our collective reliance on plastic is driving the destruction of our oceans, endangering marine and land animals, and harming human health. While we may appreciate plastic for its convenience, it is long past time for us to wake up and recognize the far-reaching impacts of this temporary luxury.

This amazing infographic illustrates the extent of our plastic problem and shows how our plastic habit is directly harming marine animals. We all have the power to make a difference with our daily actions, though.

“Plastic is ubiquitous in modern society and seemingly unavoidable. But is it worth risking the lives of marine species, the health of the oceans and our own future in the name of convenience? By taking steps to minimize everyday plastics in our lives, we can crush plastic at the source and give marine life a fighting chance,” says Nil Zacharias, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of One Green Planet.

Share this infographic and encourage others to #CrushPlastic and start acting to save the world oceans, animals – and ultimately ourselves as well.

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Let’s #CrushPlastic! Click the graphic below for more information.

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13 comments on “Stunning Infographic Shows How Our Plastic Habit Impacts the Ocean and Marine Animals”

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Shima Bhamra
11 Months Ago

70 years ago this started in 70 years the amount of damage that has been done!! The human race did not need plastic 70 years ago. We don't need plastic today!! The manufacturing of plastics needs to end and investment into cleaning up our Oceans needs to begin.


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Shima Bhamra
11 Months Ago

70 years ago this started in 70 years the amount of damage that has been done!! The human race did not need plastic 70 years ago. We don't need plastic today!! The manufacturing of plastics needs to end and investment into cleaning up our Oceans needs to begin.


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Betty Daniels
11 Months Ago

:(


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Cindy Maya
11 Months Ago

Impacts on us,too


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Cindy Maya
11 Months Ago

Impacts on us,too


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Gillian Pearce
11 Months Ago

Every time i go to the beach i take a bag with me. + i always fill it to the top with plastic rubbish its sad d


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Laurie McGoldrick
07 Feb 2016

I do as well. So sad that people just don't get it!

Gillian Pearce
11 Months Ago

Every time i go to the beach i take a bag with me. + i always fill it to the top with plastic rubbish its sad d


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Shelby Ray
11 Months Ago

Brandon Bean


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Jessika Vionnette
11 Months Ago

SO SAD


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Pearl Gill
11 Months Ago


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