These Heartbreaking Photos Will Give You A Reason To Recycle

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We live in a wasteful society. Don’t try and deny it, you know it’s true. Whether you want to believe it or not — our wastefulness directly effects our environment and EVERYONE in it.

We’ve rounded up some of the most shocking examples of the direct effects of pollution on wildlife and people that we could find, in the hopes that maybe we can all begin to take the steps towards a cleaner planet. After all, it is the only one we’ve got…

1. A Sea Of Trash

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is exactly what it sounds like: a giant floating patch of trash off the coast of California. How giant is this garbage patch, you ask? Twice the size of Texas.

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2. The Price We Pay For Oil

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The world runs on petroleum. It powers are vehicles and makes up our plastics and pharmaceuticals, but many people don’t realize how much our demand for more and more oil effects the environment and the people and animals in it. At what point will we realize our mistake? Or is it already too late?

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