The flow of plastic in our oceans and beaches is something that can’t be ignored. Single-use plastics are ending up in our oceans. At least 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans each year. This not only affects marine life, but our overall health too.
Cutting back in plastic and recycling it is just one way we can improve the health of our oceans. The ocean is the largest ecosystem on Earth. It generates half of the oxygen we breathe, reduces climate change impacts, and contains one-sixth of the animal protein we eat. It is our duty to take care of our oceans because of these benefits and what it provides.
What will be of our oceans for generations to come if we don’t try to preserve it now?