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Every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of floating plastic. A plastic bottle can take hundreds of years to break down – and even then, its particles don’t just disappear. Over time, plastic breaks down into smaller pieces that can contaminate our soil, animals, and waterways. Animals often mistake these plastic pieces for food. Once the plastic gets into their systems, these pieces can poison the animal and often lead to its death.26 billion water bottles are thrown away each year.
Motion design studio, leftchannel, was recently commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to produce an animated short about marine plastic pollution. The video serves as a call for action alerting individuals, companies and governments to the devastating effects of plastic pollution in our oceans. The animation outlines how we can all make a difference by reducing, reusing and recycling!