Devastating effects of ocean plastic debris seen up close

As someone once said, when you throw something away, “away” doesn’t mean it’s gone.

Like the plastic that so many toss without thinking. about it. The consequence of this produces a devastating effect to marine and wildlife that we simply don’t see. And what we don’t see is hard to imagine.

Photographer Chris Jordan has chronicled the impact of plastic in the Pacific Garbage Patch on marine birds on Midway Island, out in the Pacific where no humans are. Check out the video to see the reality of what we are doing and perhaps the next time you think (or don’t really think) about tossing something, stop and consider where it will end up.  Next time, perhaps you’ll make a different choice.

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