These Heartbreaking Photos Will Give You A Reason To Recycle
Over the last decade humans have produced 10 times as much plastic as we have in the last century, and each year we throw away enough of the material to circle the earth 4 times. Americans alone throw away approximately 35 billion water bottles a year, all of which are still in existence in some form or another as plastic takes anywhere from 500-1000 years to disintegrate. We use way too much plastic and that needs to change, or we (and the environment) could be faced with some serious consequences.
We Humans have no respect for Land, Air nor Water. We appreciate Pollution everywhere
China’s Yellow Sea was hit by the largest growth of algae ever seen back in 2013 due to rising ocean temperaturesA spill from two illegal dye workshops turned this Chinese river into an apocalyptic nightmare, and an extremely toxic .It is very important to dispose of your waste properly and safely, you never know who it might effect.
Australia’s red algae which is high in ammonia and can cause skin irritationWater pollution doesn’t just effect the fish…humans have to eat, too
Its not Gravel, its a solid Dead Fish Land
A child stands next to an actual river of trash in the Philippines
Unfortunately this is not the latest trend in feathered fashion… Approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used every year across the world, that’s about 1 million every hour
Anyone who says drilling for oil in our oceans is perfectly safe needs to take a look at this poor bird. Seabirds are especially susceptible to the effects of oil spills as the oil forms a layer on the surface of the water where the birds spend most of their time. Once it gets into their feathers, say goodbye to flying.
This albatross ingested so much garbage, most likely via the fish he was eating, that his body simply couldn’t get rid of it, eventually leading to his death. Plastic makes up approximately 90% of the trash in the world’s oceans, oceans that contain approximately 5 trillion pieces of garbage in total
This brown pelican should be soaring over the Gulf of Mexico and the marshlands of Southern Louisiana, but instead is in a panic on the shore as the oil from the BP-Deep water Horizon spill envelops the poor creature
Poor TORTOISE : Another victim of drilling for oil in the ocean
Even animals that live far from civilization suffer the effects of oil pollution
When you don’t have thumbs to help out, it’s hard to get out of a sticky situation. About one million sea birds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed annually because of garbage in the ocean
A poor dog stands amidst the toxic fumes being emitted from coal mines in India
Seriously, cut up your plastic rings before tossing them in the can
While waist trainers may be all the rage among human women, the hourglass shape is not ideal for tortoises
Fish Graveyard in Brazil’s polluted waters
Green Means Go, Blackout Means Stop
China’s woman must using a mask with a filter as Beijing’s air pollution levels reached levels more than 20 times higher than what’s considered “safe”
Mount Everest needs a clean up crew to scour it’s peak, the amount of waste left behind by climbers is appalling
We can easily make out the Eiffel Tower
London’s famous “fog” is worse than ever
Everyone on this planet has the right to SAFE DRINKING WATER !!
A boy swims through trash-filled waters in the Philippines, one of the most polluted nations in the world
A koala stands amidst the splinters of his former home after extensive deforestation in Australia
Why not opt for a reusable bag next time you head to the grocery store?
You can help save the environment and look fashionable all at once
Here in the U.S. we tend to forget how fortunate we are to have running and Drinking water
We live in a wasteful society. Don’t try and deny it, you know it’s true. Whether you want to believe it or not — our wastefulness directly effects our environment and EVERYONE in it. We’ve rounded up some of the most shocking examples of the direct effects of pollution on wildlife and people that we could find, in the hopes that maybe we can all begin to take the steps towards a cleaner planet. After all, it is the only one we’ve got !!
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