So you've probably heard about this mammoth island of plastic garbage in the Pacific Ocean.
It's between the West Coast and Hawaii.
And it's called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
It's about twice the size of Texas.
Now researchers are predicting that by 2050, our oceans will hold more plastic than fish!
"More than 8 million tons of plastics end up entering our oceans each year."
And we're dumping the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute.
Just 5% of plastic waste gets recycled.
So far there is a 165 million tons of plastic trash in the ocean right now.
The plastic pieces can survive hundreds of years.
We are making a darn mess of this planet.
The 5 cent surcharge for plastic bags is a joke in this respect.
Maybe ISIS actually won't be the end of Western civilization, but plastic will be.
Who's paying off whom to keep this plastic money wagon going to poison our planet? ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)