As a scuba diver, I’m appalled by the amount of trash I see in our oceans. But the bulk of it isn’t on the coral reefs–it’s worse in other places.
Last month, a dead sperm whale in Indonesia was discovered to have over 12 lbs of plastic in its stomach.
There’s a floating garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean that’s twice the size of Texas!
Luckily there are folks with great ideas and plans for cleaning it up, including The Ocean Cleanup Project.
Snorkel Adventures Destin from Florida has put together this infographic with some simple guidelines–some of which are being implemented by cities today. Some US cities have made the news for their plans to ban plastic straws, and others, including Visual Itineraries’ hometown of Bend, Oregon, have voted to ban plastic bags.