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Most of us don’t think twice before throwing away a piece of plastic – be it a plastic fork, a plastic grocery bag, plastic packaging, and much, much more. After it’s been tossed in the garbage bin, it’s easy to forget about it. As the saying goes, “Out of sight, of mind.”

Sadly, many creatures, particularly marine animals, do not have the luxury to ignore the massive 300 million tons of plastic materials we generate every year. Especially when 8.8 million tons of it is getting dumped directly into their home. Despite efforts to curb damage by recycling, 85 percent of the world’s plastic is not recycled. That means that 85 percent of the world’s plastic is sent to landfills, and, more likely than not, the ocean. This puts around 700 marine species in danger of extinction due to the threat plastic poses to them from entanglement, pollution, and ingestion.

In this shocking video, Sea Shepherd activists fill a public pool with plastic waste to illustrate what our actions are doing to the homes of marine animals. People approach the pool tentatively, shocked at the waste that fills it from wall to wall. Sea Shepherd Global CEO, Captain Alex Cornelissen said, ’“Faced with the option of swimming in a pool full of plastic pollution, most people would choose not to enter the water. However, this is not an option extended to the many marine creatures who are forced to live in this kind of pollution everyday.”

We must own up to the fact that we’re put marine animals in this deadly situation. And then, we’ve got to fight for them.

How Can You Help?

While efforts are being made to remove debris from the oceans, improve recycling systems, and innovate barriers to prevent plastic from getting into waterways, we can all take action in our daily lives to stop plastic waste at the source.

“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.

If we all make an effort to identify where we use plastic and actively look for alternatives, we can drastically cut down on the amount of plastic pollution that finds its way into the oceans.

As the leading organization at the forefront of the conscious consumerism movement, One Green Planet believes that reducing everyday plastics from our lives is not about giving up anything or sacrificing convenience, but rather learning to reap the maximum benefit from the items you use every day while having the minimum impact.

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

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17 comments on “This Swimming Pool Filled With Plastic Trash Will Make You Rethink Single-Use Disposables (VIDEO)”

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JOHN PASQUA
4 Months Ago

MUST END ALL USE OF PLASTIC TO SAVE THE EARTH NOW.


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Renee Ruecker
1 Years Ago

Great video,great point but where did that plastic come from? The bags looked nee


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June Potter
1 Years Ago

Very good point


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June Potter
1 Years Ago

Very good point


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Mary French
1 Years Ago

Please proof read your title. Words are your job. That is all.


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Helen Strait
01 May 2016

Which is why I have problems reading their articles.

Mary French
1 Years Ago

Please proof read your title. Words are your job. That is all.


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Joan Edwards Davis
1 Years Ago

do they mean pool?


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Joan Edwards Davis
1 Years Ago

do they mean pool?


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Sirpa Ruoho
1 Years Ago


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Corry Bachmeier
1 Years Ago

I am a visual person and to see all this plastic is very upsetting. If we remove all plastics from use we would be increasing our volume of garbage as there is nothing out there as efficient. What is the solution. 1) Recycling 2) Any that can't be recycled can be sent to be incinerated. Incinerators can burn plastics safely and produce energy for heating. Problem - people need to dispose of their garbage in the appropriate containers. Can we change behaviour is the big question?


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