Ever heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It’s a mid-ocean garbage site often called the “Pacific Trash Vortex” currently containing over 1.8 trillion pieces of trash. Researchers recently reported that the patch covers an area four times the size of California and is growing at an exponential rate. Plastic waste is highly concerning to scientists who stress its harmful effects on marine life. In fact, the @TheOceanCleanup reported that sea turtles living near the patch had diets consisting of three-quarters plastic 😱 (source: @NYTimes). How are you working to reduce your consumption of single-use plastics?