Of the 6 million tons of trash that makes its way into the world's oceans every year, about 80% is plastic. The major threats to aquatic wildlife, including food packaging like six-pack rings, cling wrap and plastic sandwich bags, are often inadvertently dropped at the coasts by beachgoers. Even if they're deposited into a trash receptacle, a strong gust of wind or an overflowing trash bin can lead to litter on beaches that ends up in the water. Bring your trash home to properly dispose of it, or, even better, take everything in reusable packaging.
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