These Heartbreaking Photos Will Give You A Reason To Recycle

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5. Pollution Is A Real Issue

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Over the last decade humans have produced 10 times as much plastic as we have in the last century, and each year we throw away enough of the material to circle the earth 4 times. Americans alone throw away approximately 35 billion water bottles a year, all of which are still in existence in some form or another as plastic takes anywhere from 500-1000 years to disintegrate. The moral of this story? We use way too much plastic and that needs to change, or we (and the environment) could be faced with some serious consequences.

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6. Stork Poncho

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Unfortunately this is not the latest trend in feathered fashion… Approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used every year across the world, that’s about 1 million every hour. Why not opt for a reusable bag next time you head to the grocery store? You can help save the environment and look fashionable all at once!

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