Most of our waste today is comprised of plastic. Plastic, which is made from petroleum, is a material that the Earth cannot digest. Every bit of plastic that has ever been created still exists, except for a small amount that has been incinerated, releasing toxic chemicals. In the ocean, plastic waste accumulates in swirling seas of debris. Birds and mammals are dying of starvation and dehydration with bellies full of plastics. Fish are ingesting toxins at such a rate that soon they will no longer be safe to eat.
The largest of these garbage swills is known as The Great Garbage Patch. It is roughly the size of Texas, containing approximately 3.5 million tons of trash. shoes, toys, bags, pacifiers, wrappers, toothbrushes, bottles, and so much more.
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