The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
If Global Climate Change isn’t enough to convince you to start recycling, the “Great” Pacific Garbage Patch might help. It’s estimated to be twice the size of Texas and miles deep. It is said that 80% of the garbage is from land and careless or improper disposal of trash. Most of the trash is non-biodegradable plastics and Styrofoam that collected together. The plastic then gets caught on or eaten by wildlife. If it gets stuck on their heads or over their necks, its possible the wildlife will suffocate. If they eat it, toxins are then released into their bodies that affect their hormones or it isn’t passed and blocks the intestinal tract. All of these circumstances spell slow death.