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15 evidencias de que cada botella de plástico desechada puede convertirse en una sentencia para los animales

En la actualidad, la humanidad produce aproximadamente 300 millones de toneladas de plástico cada año. Más o menos la mitad de esta cantidad es desechable —bolsas, embalaje de artículos y productos, entre otros—. Pero solo se recicla un 10% aproximadamente, y lo demás se va a los vertederos y a los ríos.

Como mostró una reciente investigación, en un total de 10 lagos —2 de África y 8 de Asia—, se acumula el 90 % de todo el plástico que va a los océanos. La envergadura de esta contaminación realmente es preocupante, y muchos incluso no se imaginan cuánto. Atentos a estas imágenes que muestran mejor que las palabras cómo contaminamos nuestro planeta.

Durante los últimos 10 años, se produjo más plástico que en todo el siglo XX.

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Not enough is known about the long-term effects of plastics pollution, but what we do know looks bad. More than 1 million plastic bottles are bought every minute around the world. #stopplasticpollution #recycle #movefortheearth #savetheworld #bbc For starters, there is an immense amount of it. Some 322 million tons of plastic, which amounted to more than 900 Empire State Buildings in mass, was produced in 2015, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. Last year, a study published in scientific journal Science Advances estimated that the modern world had produced around 8.3 billion metric tons of virgin — newly manufactured — plastic. By 2015, 6.3 billion metric tons of that had become plastic waste, but just 9 percent had been recycled, the researchers found.

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Murió por el plástico que consumió pensando que era comida.

Esta tortuga quedó atrapada en este pedazo de plástico a una temprana edad.

Y esta pobre quedó atorada en los restos de un bote de plástico.

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There is no away.. • This poor Hawksbill Turtle has been stuck in the remnants of this plastic bucket for several years, the bucket deforming its shell and likely creating health issues for the rest of its life. • Globally, Hawksbill turtles are critically endangered due to poaching for its meat and shell (where tortoiseshell comes from), becoming bycatch during IUU and legal fishing ops, plastic pollution and government shark control programs. • I can only hope this poor animal receives the help it needs. Please reduce your plastic use and refuse single use plastics. 📷: Unknown – Posted from FB. #turtle #turtles #nature #wildlife #ocean #marinelife #reducereuse #refusesingleuse #noexcuseforsingleuse #plasticpollution #plastic #bucket #trashfreeearth #oneoceanglobal #oneoceandiving #seashepherdmarinedebristeam #tangaroablue #photooftheday #igers #instadaily #follow

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No se puede envidiar a las tortugas en absoluto.

Una cigüeña se enredó en una bolsa de plástico.

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In light of the UK government planning to extend the 5p bag charge to all shops I thought I'd make another pledge . I promise to never again buy a plastic bag . Globally we use 1 TRILLION plastic bags each year equalling nearly 2 MILLION USED EVERY MINUTE! Did you know that typical use time for a bag is just 12 minutes?! . This is unsustainable and incredibly environmentally damaging. Time for an immediate change… join me! . Sources: BBC News: Plastic bag charge, 10.01.18; A Plastic Ocean on @netflix Picture: John Cancalosi . #plasticbag #plasticbagban #plasticbagcharge #plastic #plasticfree #reducereuserecycle #environment #environmental #unwrap #ottilieunwrapped #zerowaste #plasticfreetuesday #plasticocean #plasticpledge

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Este pato se quedó atrapado.

Un ave que ha hecho su nido con basura.

Las playas están tan contaminadas que, para muchos animales, el plástico se convierte en su casa.

El pez se enredó en la etiqueta de una botella.

Estos microplásticos se meten en el interior de los peces, los cuales después nosotros comemos.

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MICROPLASTICS! They're in our fish, they're in our water, but what exactly are they? Microplastics are tiny pieces of broken down plastic that measure 5mm or less and as such are small enough to pass through our water filters and end up in the Ocean. There, they are mistaken for food and consumed by fish and other marine life, which are often consumed by us. @unenvironment estimates up to 51 trillion pieces are already in the Oceans. But it's a lot closer to home than that.. @who undertook an analysis of the world's most popular bottled water brands and found that over 90% contained microlastics. So what can we do to be part of the solution rather than the problem? There are various sources of microplastics, but here's some daily differences you can make: Ditch all cosmetic/personal products with 'beads' in them – face/body washes and toothpastes often contain them. Buy/wear less polyester clothing – when they are washed, tiny fragments of the synthetic fabric are drained into waterways and unlike natural fabrics, do not break down. Get a reusable water bottle/coffee cup so that you don't have to drink up to 10000 particles of plastics per 1 litre of bottled water! And most importantly, buy less single use plastics. There is nothing 'disposable' about plastic.

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¿Qué tal se siente nadar aquí?

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Starting with an easy one today by making a pledge… I promise to never again by a plastic drinks bottle. . In 2017 a million plastics bottles were bought around the world every minute and by 2021 this is set to top HALF A TRILLION!! . With one bottle lasting 450 years in the marine environment, never truly going away only getting smaller, I encourage everyone to join me with my pledge. . Sources: sas.org.uk and The Guardian: A million bottles a minute – Laville & Taylor, 2017 Picture: Daily mail, 2014 . #surfersagainstsewage #sas #banthebottle #pledge #plasticbottle #theguardian #plastic #plasticfree #reducereuserecycle #environment #environmental #recycling #unwrap #ottilieunwrapped #zerowaste #banthestraw #refusethestraw #plasticfreetuesday #plasticocean #plasticfreepledge

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Surf en Indonesia.

Un buceador británico grabó un video impactante mientras nadaba en un mar de basura en la costa de un resort indonesio de Bali.

Esperamos que la humanidad alcance a vivir hasta aquel momento en el que todo el plástico producido sea reciclado.