It’s amazing to me how much the human species pollutes.

Some eight million metric tons of plastic waste makes its way into the world’s oceans each year, and the amount of the debris is likely to increase greatly over the next decade unless nations take strong measures to dispose of their trash responsibly, new research suggests…The paper’s middle figure of eight million, [Jenna Jambeck] said, is the equivalent of “five plastic grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world”