Have you ever wondered what happens to all of your trash? View these links to find out where that plastic bottle you drank from earlier will eventually end up. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located between California and Hawaii, is carrying almost 80,000 metric tons of plastic — 16 times what scientists thought.
Now that you you know where your trash goes, click here to learn about how it impacts oceanic wildlife. This article details how our plastic waste ends up killing animals.
Not only are we killing almost one million animals a year by our waste production, but we are also harming ourselves, too! When we consume seafood, we are also consuming the plastic that they ate in the ocean.
There's more! Not only are we harming animals and eating plastic, but our waste production has several other detrimental effects on on our habitat and lives as well. This article created by the US EPA details the many different ways pollution harms our environment and our bodies.