The State of the Environment

The Plastic Problem

Although seemingly harmless, plastics impact more than 700 species in our ocean. From the tiniest plankton to the largest whales, plastics are causing dramatic shifts in ecosystems.

 

You've probably already seen videos of turtles being suffocated by plastic bags , or with a straw embedded in its nose. Some of these incidents have happy endings, but in reality, many more do not.

Plastic has been found in more than 60% of all seabirds and in 100% of sea turtles species, that mistake plastic for food. And when animals ingest plastic, it can cause life-threatening problems, including reduced fitness, nutrient uptake and feeding efficiency—all vital for survival. Not to mention that by 2050, there will be more plastic than sea in the ocean!

Something has to be done about this...