It all starts here, after a nice meal. We take for granted that we can just put our trash in a bin and it disappears.
Our recyclables first stop is here, a large plant whose sole purpose is to clean recyclables to ship over seas to China. China will then reuse it to make items such as clothes, more bottles or gadgets.
What people don't know is that a lot of recyclables are "unfit" to be shipped to China. So they end up here, a landfill. Polluting and contaminating our precious earth as they rot for centuries.
For the cans that make the cut, they end up here, on a barge headed to China. However, many cans find themselves in the ocean due to rough seas, heavy winds and careless packaging. Recyclable unfit to use in China are also thrown out.
Many of our recyclables final resting place is here-remote parts of the ocean. After falling off barges they end up being taken away by the current until meeting the rest of our garbage. This is not recycling. It is a real problem that needs to be fixed for future generations.