The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is teeming with plastic trash.
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Amir Rahim dove fully clothed into the Arabian Sea to save the creature.
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Plastic straws and stirrers are the Number 7 most common item found on beaches worldwide on International Coastal Cleanup
If you have visited the beach recently, you, too, know that ocean trash is a problem. You've likely seen cigarette butts littering the sand and grocery bags floating in the surf like plastic jellyfish. Unfortunately, the trash we see from shore is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
In the long run, we need to fundamentally change our manufacturing paradigm, including how we produce, collect and reuse the range of products we depend upon every day. But in the short run, we have to stop the flow of plastics reaching the ocean.
Ever heard of the Pacific garbage patch? It's one of several swirling trash zones in our oceans, and it's where a lot of