Sea of Garbage

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Earth’s oceans are becoming clogged with plastic debris. Image credit: Ferdi Rizkiyanto .

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Every minute, one garbage truck worth of plastic is dumped into the ocean. Yearly, a colossal 1.4 billion pounds of trash ends up in our beautiful oceans. Of this waste, much of it is plastic.

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Cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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A cotton swab is seen inside a comb jelly. This transparent animal, a planktonic predator, feeds mostly on other comb jellies that are pulled into its large mouth and swallowed whole. (Photo: Paulo Di Oliviera /ARDEA/Caters News)

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A wheel is seen at the bottom of the sea off the island of Thasos, Greece. REUTERS/ Stelios Misinas

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Two chairs are seen at the bottom of the sea off the island of Thasos, Greece. REUTERS/ Stelios Misinas

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A plastic bag floats underwater at Pulau Bunaken , Indonesia; marine life ingests such debris, with catastrophic consequences . PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL KENNEDY, GETTY

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A fleet against the plastic garbage in our oceans | FAIRPLANET.ORG

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A microwave oven is seen at the bottom of the sea off the island of Sifnos , Greece. REUTERS/ Stelios Misinas

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An anchor and other metal waste are seen at the bottom of the sea off the island of Thasos, Greece. REUTERS/ Stelios Misinas

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A sea lion swims, wounded by nylon string and pieces of fishing net wrapped around his neck. (Photo: Paulo Di Oliviera /ARDEA/Caters News)

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A wheel is seen at the bottom of the sea off the island of Sifnos , Greece. REUTERS/ Stelios Misinas

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A glass bottle is seen at the bottom of the sea off the island of Sifnos , Greece. REUTERS/ Stelios Misinas

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A tin container is seen at the bottom of the sea off the island of Thasos, Greece. REUTERS/ Stelios Misinas

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A titan triggerfish , Balistoides viridescens , eats a plastic object . A lot of sea animals ingest plastic garbage because they think its edible food . ( Photo : Paulo Di Oliviera /ARDEA/ Caters News)

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This Giant Beached Whale is Filled With Plastic Trash … Literally

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Thanks to ever-growing concentrations of trash on the high seas, almost all species that forage on the high seas (such as this albatross) will be consuming plastic debris by 2050, a new study suggests . BD HARDESTY/MIDWAY ATOLL

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A can of beer is seen at the bottom of the sea off the island of Thasos, Greece. REUTERS/ Stelios Misinas

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Metal waste is seen at the bottom of the sea off the island of Thasos, Greece. REUTERS/ Stelios Misinas

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A fish swims by an anchor at the bottom of the sea off the island of Sifnos , Greece. REUTERS/ Stelios Misinas

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An Atlantic bobtail, sepiola atlantica , latches onto a cotton swab. (Composite photograph by Paulo de Oliveira/ARDEA/Caters News)

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A shoal of fish is seen off the island of Salamina , Greece. REUTERS/ Stelios Misinas

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A sea turtle entangled in a ghost net. Photo by Francis Perez

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An octopus is seen at the bottom of the sea off the island of Sifnos , Greece. REUTERS/ Stelios Misinas

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Two chairs are seen at the bottom of the sea off the island of Thasos, Greece. REUTERS/ Stelios Misinas

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Scientists estimate that more than 5 million pieces of plastic are floating in the world’s oceans. Photo credit: iStock / Fergregory

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