These Photos Explain Why Throwing Away Plastic Trash Puts Our World In Grave Danger

It is estimated that approximately 300 million tons of plastic is produced each year and half of that are only used once. Surprisingly, only 10% of the plastic is recycled and the rest ends up being in oceans, rivers and garbage dumps.

A turtle with plastic in its mouth
 

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An albatross chick died because plastic marine debris was fed to the chick by its parents.
 

Credit: Chris Jordan/USFWS
 
A white stork stuck in a plastic bag.

 

Credit: John Cancalosi

Birds making their nests using cigarettes and plastic waste.
 

Credit: YouTube

Entangled Hawksbill Sea Turtle in Hawaii.
 

Credit: NOAA Marine Debris Clearinghouse

A fish stuck in powerade wrapper.
 

Credit: thehorsehoekid

Plastic ring stuck around a duck's neck.
 

Credit: Ian Kirk

This hermet crab is using a plastic cap as a shell.
 

Credit: Reddit/u/schmitty812

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