It’s no secret that the world’s ocean trash problem is getting bad; looking at a handful of images from the Texas-sized Pacific garbage patch should be enough to convince anyone. As for all of our litter that doesn’t end up in the middle of the ocean? It often stays close to shore, where volunteers for Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup pick some of it up, cataloging all the items they find.
I’m proud of/disgusted by the fact that the first thing I thought upon seeing the infographic (and BEFORE reading the accompanying description) was: “Woah, cool! A list of rectal foreign bodies!” And then I was like, “Oh, no, that can’t be right — there’s no remote controls and computer mice on this list.”
More cigarettes than food wrappers? Wow…we can clearly see the number one killer in America, with food coming in second. *smh*