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Plastic Pollution

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on 8 November 2015

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Transcript of Plastic Pollution

Think about every piece of plastic you touched in the last 24 hours
Plastic Pollution
By IJ021
Australians dump 36,700 tonnes of plastic bags every year.


That equates to 4,000 bags a minute
Australia
10 metric tons of plastic fragments are carried into the Pacific Ocean every day


That's equivalent to
Los Angeles
Almost 80% of urban waste in India is dumped in the river Ganges
India
China
Imagine a world,
Where our fishes are replaced
The question now is
by this
Atlantic
Garbage Patches
The blanketed truth
WE are the ones doing this to our ocean
Where our waves are replaced
by this
more than this?
Does this horrify you
Current size
References
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/
http://oceancrusaders.org/plastic-crusades/plastic-statistics/
http://www.scmp.com/article/1711744/china-produces-about-third-plastic-waste-polluting-worlds-oceans-says-report?page=all
http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/07/22-facts-plastic-pollution-10-things-can-do-about-it/
Did you Know?
Produces betwen 1.3 mllion to 3.5 million tons of plastic waste


Equivalent to 6500 to
17 500 blue whales
What are
WE

going to do
about it?
Location

Garbage that ends up in the ocean
This size is set to
increase
with increased plastic production
Every
wasted costs a life
Texas
1 million animals
are killed annually with increasing plastic production
How much of it do you think is truly recycled?
That plastic bag you just disposed in a bin,
could end up here
Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the
in the world
LARGEST
At this point of the video, 8000 bags have just been dumped instead of being recycled
Kuroshio
North Pacific
California
You would rush to save him
But would you lift a finger for this?
x972
That's equal to
collectively form
Second
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