Time to destroy real WMD – plastics in our oceans

In 2003, we declared war on Iraq after accusing Saddam Hussein of harboring weapons of mass destruction (WMD). In the meantime, real WMD have been growing exponentially in our oceans. Disposable plastic debris is wreaking havoc on marine life and contaminating our seafood supply.

And the world’s governments stand idly by.

Quoting Capt. Charles Moore, the sea captain who first discovered The Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the North Pacific Ocean: “The world is awash in plastic. We wrap it around the food we eat and virtually every other product that we consume or use. Disposable plastic products pose a threat to all marine life.”

Marine scientists estimate that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish.

The amounts of disposable plastic products we use are staggering. In the U.S. alone, we use 100 billion plastic bags and 50 billion plastic bottles every year; 500 million plastic straws every day; and nearly 3 million styrofoam coffee cups hour!

It is well known that plastic litter can entangle and drown millions of sea creatures. But after the…

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