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Published on July 28th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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Plastic in Our Oceans, & How to Keep it Out {Infographic}

This is a guest post by Zachary Shahan, site director of sister sites CleanTechnica.com and Planetsave.com, where he writes often about the causes and effects of global warming, endangered plants and animalssolar and wind power, bicycling, and much more.

Plastic oceans. Sea creatures full of plastic. This is a reality today. Tons and tons of plastic now live in the oceans of the world. There’s a Great Pacific Garbage Patch and a Great Atlantic Garbage Patch and many other garbage patches in between now. And, sadly, they grow every day, because we continue to produce amounts of plastic that are hard to even comprehend.

The BPA in plastic is now in our water and disrupts our hormones, even being linked to life-threatening diseases. The plastic is killing creatures on land and in the sea around the world,.. and is killing humans, too.

The following infographic offers a lot more information on this, some truly breathtaking statistics. It also does a good job of highlighting some of the top things you can do to cut plastic out of your life, such as:

  1. use reusable bags
  2. cut plastic water bottles out of your life and use reusable bottles
  3. use reusable lunch boxes, not plastic bags
  4. use silverware, not plastic-ware
  5. avoid plastic-heavy products of various kinds (especially products that use plastic that is easily recyclable)
  6. and much more.

Anyway, here’s some more information and tips on plastic and living a plastic-free life (CLICK TO ENLARGE):

plastic information

Related Stories:

  1. The Rise and Fall of Bottled Water
  2. Endangered Sea Turtles Swallow a Ton of Plastic
  3. Atlantic Ocean’s Plastic Patch Rivals Pacific Garbage Gyre
  4. Hormone Disruptor BPA is in the Water Now
  5. Surfer Recycling Ocean Garbage into Surfboards



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About the Author

is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he's the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



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