You won't believe it's gotten this bad...
We live in a wasteful society.
Don’t try and deny it, you know it’s true. Whether you want to believe it or not, our wastefulness directly affects our environment and EVERYONE in it. We’ve rounded up some of the most shocking examples of the direct effects of pollution on wildlife and people that we could find, in the hopes that maybe we can all begin to take the steps towards a cleaner planet.
After all, it is the only one we’ve got…
Pollution is a real issue.
Over the last decade humans have produced ten times as much plastic as we have in the last century, and each year we throw away enough of the material to circle the earth four times. Americans alone throw away approximately 35 billion water bottles a year, all of which are still in existence in some form or another as plastic takes anywhere from 500-1,000 years to disintegrate. The moral of this story? We use way too much plastic and that needs to change, or else we—and the environment—could be faced with some serious consequences.
Man’s Best Friend
A poor dog stands amidst the toxic fumes being emitted from coal mines in India.
Seriously, cut up your plastic rings before tossing them in the can!