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4 Things You Need to Know About the World's Plastic Crisis

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4 Things You Need to Know About the World's Plastic Crisis

If you haven’t realized it yet, our planet is facing a huge problem and it’s definitely our fault. We have a plastic crisis on our hands and we need to do something about it fast. Here are 5 things you should know about the plastic crisis: At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year. Yep, you read that right EVERY year. National Geographic found that 91% of the world’s plastic isn’t recycled. There’s no excuse for our carelessness, but our actions are on the way to creating problems that can’t be reversed. Plastic pollution...

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How an 18-year-old's vision is saving the ocean

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How an 18-year-old's vision is saving the ocean

How an 18-year-old's vision is saving the ocean What have you done to save the oceans lately? Boyan Slat just launched his 2,000-foot plastic-collecting device into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Oh, and did I mention that when he started this whole venture he was just 18? Now 24, Boyan and his organization, The Ocean Cleanup, began their mission in 2013. After scuba diving in Greece and seeing more trash than fish, Boyan decided it was time for someone to actually do something. And trash in our oceans is a legitimate problem. You know, there's a cool 5 trillion pieces...

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