What can we even do? There's so much garbage and plastic!
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch stretches 617,800 miles and is made up of plastics and other non-biodegradable materials, such as clothing fibers.
There's plastic eating bacteria now, and it can help clean up our environment, since plastic biodegrades incredibly slowly.
There are currently 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic floating around the Pacific Garbage Patch and the ocean. This causes lots of harm to the ecosystem and marine life.
There's also organizations like The Sea Bin which makes things like the "guppy friend" which traps fibers that are toxic to our oceans.
Over 100,000 animals die each and every year of digesting plastic. There's so much in their ecosystem, even if it isn't in the center of the garbage patch. A lot of ecological damage comes along with this.
It's still gross! We should stop polluting the Earth.
Genetically engineering plastic eating bacteria and taking advantage of this mutation can help minimize our carbon footprint. It helps clean up the ocean and can remove some of the plastic pollution.
Over 1900 shreds of fiber can be released when a shirt is disposed of. Using the guppy friend to minimize this type of pollution, and is an everyday activity that the Sea Bin is promoting.
Overall, using plastic eating bacteria and being cautious about our fiber pollution is key to keeping track of the planet.