When you put it that way, clearly we have to choose.
When roughly 9 million TONS of plastic end up in the ocean annually that's significant. Don't forget, plastics, especially single use plastics, are pretty light in weight!
Just like their paper version of the magazine, their online portal is ripe with information... including a pledge you can take to cut down on your plastic consumption and usage!
- We Make Plastic. We Depend on It. Now We're Drowning In It. by Laura Parker
- Plastics Explained, From A-Z by Elizabeth Atalay, Laura Parker, & Heidi Schulz
- This has a lot of important environmental vocabulary, and lots of resources available through clickable links or embedded videos.
- 10 Shocking Facts About Plastic (complete with startling photographs)
- Plastics: Source to Sea
- Nat Geo's global challenge, & solutions are listed here such as exploratory expeditions and grant programs, innovative ideas, and education initiatives and activities.
- For Animals, Plastic Is Turning the Ocean Into a Minefield by Natasha Daly
- We Know Plastic is Harming Marine Life. What About Us? by Elizabeth Royte
- The Haunting Art of Plastic Pollution by Natasha Daly
- "Photos 'give science a visual voice,'" artist Mandy Barker explains.
- You Can Help Turn the Tide on Plastic. Here's How by Laura Parker
- Why We're Giving Up The Plastic Wrapper Around Our Magazine by Susan Goldberg
- This Machine Transforms Waste Into Walls by Christina Nunez
- These Ice Pops Are Filled With Plastic & Other Waste by Daisy Chung
- How People Make Only One Jar of Trash a Year by Stephen Leahy
- Fast Facts About Plastic Pollution by Laura Parker
- The graphics and statistics here are striking.
- Plastics 101
- A Brief History of How Plastic Has Changed Our World
- How to Cleanse Your Beauty Regime of Microplastic
- Students' Ice Pops Bring Plastic Pollution to (Unappetizing) Life
- Manta Ray Swims in Trash