We also saw how the birds living on Midway Atoll have become an iconic species representing this problem. Pictures from Midway Gyre by Chris Jordan shows how much of a problem detailing this.
But do we fully comprehend the size of the issue? There is an incredible video showing footage captured at Midway Atoll during a Duke University field class, and if you thought you understood plastic pollution before, watch this video and really think about what you can do to reduce your plastic usage.
Today is Earth Day.
Can you live without plastic in your life? Can you try even for one day?