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.
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.
This is the route trash makes from the ocean currents:
Plastic is a very useful material -- both durable and convenient -- but these two qualities also lead to pollution on land and in the ocean. ...
According to a 2015 study by University of Georgia, the world dumps 8.8 million tons of plastic into the world’s oceans every year! Scientists warn that in a decade the plastic trash in the oceans ...
The United States has pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent in an effort to fight the effects of climate change.
The main four greenhouse gases (or GHG) are: carbon dioxide (released in the atmosphere through burning ...