We are all well aware that the garbage problem not just in Philippine oceans, but in the world, is at an all-time alarming level. There is even a prediction by studies that, at this rate, by year 2050, the world’s oceans will contain more plastic than fish. This is a truly devastating news, and I can’t even begin to imagine what kind of world we will pass on to the next generations.
Here’s an even closer look to the problem, specifically here in the Philippines. According to this infographic posted by organization The Plastic Solution, here are the top 10 most collected items in the Philippine Seas. See the image below:
Ever wonder what species of plastics can be found swimming with the fishes, turtles and whales in our oceans?
It’s not too late, though! If only we’d be more conscious of our trash, our oceans can still be saved. Always bring a garbage bag when going to the beach, or dispose of your items properly. It’s really not that hard, right?