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Our throway culture is having a devastating impact on nature.

Words really can’t adequately describe what’s happening. You have to watch.

See more of photographer Chris Jordan’s work, and his efforts to show what’s happening to the albatross on Midway, a stark microcosm of our general trashing of the planet, at this Vimeo page.

TAKE ACTION

Want to do more? Start with getting plastic water bottles out of your life. Two, recycle the plastic you do use. Three, don’t litter. Four, buy durable, reusable goods instead of disposables.

Follow groups that are working hard to clear our oceans of trash, such as Surfrider and Plastic Pollution Coalition.

Learn more about the giant plastic gyres that are turning the world’s marine environments into trash soup at 5Gyres.