Ever think about where all those plastic bottles and shopping bags end up? Or the excessive packaging from the products we buy? From the gasses we emit into the air through transportation and industry, to plastics that’ll be on this earth long after we are, modern lifestyle contributes to rampant pollution that impacts every living thing on the planet. Explore these vital topics below and see how you can be part of the solution.

Garbage Patch Study

Every year we throw out a lot of plastic, enough to circle the Earth four times. And the average American tosses out 185 pounds of plastic every year. One young entrepreneur from the European country of the Netherlands has a big plan to clean up this big mess.