We celebrated Earth day just a few days ago, but with the amount of plastic that ends up in the oceans every year, Earth day should be celebrated every day!
I read an article on the Australian Museum blog that an estimated 14 billion pounds of trash, much of it plastic, is dumped in the world's oceans every year. That’s Incredibly high!
If the human race doesn't' take the initiative to protect the Earth, then who will? The change must start with us as individuals to make better life choices to ensure our children’s have a better future.
I wanted to share this blog with this article because it opened my eyes to the harm we are doing to our ocean's, sea life and earth by continuing to use plastic and not recycling correctly.
I also wanted to bring some attention to alternative reusable items. PLEASE really consider using them not only at the beach but also in everyday life.
Below I listed 6 interesting plastic facts from the Australian Museum blog that was published on April 22, 2010.
It takes about 450 years just for one plastic bottle to break down in the ground!
11% of household waste is plastic, 40% of which is plastic bottles.
A plastic cup can take 50 - 80 years to decompose.
An estimated 13 billion plastic bottles are disposed of each year.
Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1 million sea creatures every year.
Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy than burning it in an incinerator.
Continue reading more here at The Australian Museum
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We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children-Native American Proverb
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