The 5 trillion plastic bags produced annually are causing irreversible
damage to Earths ecosystem. Sea mammals often get caught in the
bags and aren't able to come to the surface to breathe and eventually
drown. Earth 911 regards plastic bags as the main source of pollution
in the ocean.
Most people are shocked to learn that plastic straws are never
recycled. If they don’t make it into our oceans, they are always
landfilled, taking hundreds of years to seep into Earths soil.
Plastic utensils that end up in the ocean break down into smaller,
sharper, and more ingestible fragments. These microplastics
remain among the most deadly because they are easily mistaken
for food by seabirds and marine animals.