markcoatney:

think-progress:

nilesarthur:

humanscalecities:

Garbology
Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash

This dude was great on Fresh Air.

Checked it out on Fresh Air last night and learned this crazy fact about how much we waste: The amount of plastic in the ocean (in pieces small enough to enter the food chain) is equivalent to the weight of 40 aircraft carriers. 

My fun fact: the combined area of all the five garbage patches in the world’s oceans (North and South Pacific, North and South Atlantic, Indian) is greater than the total land area in the world. 

markcoatney:

think-progress:

nilesarthur:

humanscalecities:

Garbology

Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash

This dude was great on Fresh Air.

Checked it out on Fresh Air last night and learned this crazy fact about how much we waste: The amount of plastic in the ocean (in pieces small enough to enter the food chain) is equivalent to the weight of 40 aircraft carriers. 

My fun fact: the combined area of all the five garbage patches in the world’s oceans (North and South Pacific, North and South Atlantic, Indian) is greater than the total land area in the world.