"8 million tons of plastic leak into the ocean each year...once there it joins the 150 million tons of plastic already floating at sea. It is estimated by 2025, the world's oceans will contain one pound of plastic for every three pounds of fish."
Astonishing really. But to make matters worse, " plastic production is expected to double within the next 11 years and triple by midcentury" according to Dr. Marcus Eriksen, the cofounder of the 5 Gyres Institute which trawls for plastic debris in the world's oceans.
Nino Padova reveals the extent of this plastics crisis in "How to Save a Beach." To learn more about the infiltration of plastics on our beaches and in the oceans and how you can help make a difference, I highly recommend you take a few minutes to read How to Save a Beach. This article appeared in the March-April issue of AAA's Via magazine.