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Environmental Impact Of Greed And Its Impact On The Ocean

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The greed and recklessness of humanity have impacted the ocean tremendously. Roughly over eight million tons of plastic waste dumped into the ocean on a yearly basis. Dumping eight million tons of waste is equivalent to having a U-Haul truck filled with plastic waste and other toxic waste Into the ocean every fourteen hundred and forty minutes of every day. Waste like foil balloons, silica gel packages, plastic bottles, and metals get trapped inside of marine wildlife, coral reefs, and upon the surface. When there is waste upon the surface like the silica gel packages that you find in a new Coach bag to help keep it fresh, end up getting scooped up by seagulls, pelicans, and other birds because they look like fish eggs. Birds choke on and
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