Ocean plastic by the numbers
We throw a lot away. One study found that 8.8 million tons of plastic pollution end up in the ocean every year, and so it's not uncommon to find marine animals that are entangled in plastic or other types of trash. Get tips to reduce your plastic waste.
Graphic from the National Geographic book This Book Stinks!: Gross Garbage, Rotten Rubbish, and the Science of Trash