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  • TEXT: "Only we humans make waste that nature can't digest." — Captain Charles Moore

  • TEXT: #OurOcean2014

  • TEXT: Farms.

  • TEXT: Plastics.

  • TEXT: Make our lives easier.

  • TEXT: But where does our waste go?

  • TEXT: To our ocean.

  • TEXT: 80% of marine pollution starts on land.

  • TEXT: Giant garbage patches

  • TEXT: threaten not only wildlife,

  • TEXT: but our safety and our health.

  • TEXT: Plastics not recycled

  • TEXT: account for over 60% of marine debris.

  • TEXT: Nutrient runoff

  • TEXT: overloads ecosystems,

  • TEXT: depleting oxygen

  • TEXT: and creating dead zones

  • TEXT: where life can not survive.

  • TEXT: We need a healthy ocean.

  • TEXT: It covers almost ¾ of our planet.

  • TEXT: We depend on it for life.

  • TEXT: How can we clean up our waste?

  • TEXT: Become part of the solution.

  • www.state.gov/ourocean/action

  • TEXT: Produced by the U.S. Department of State

  • TEXT: Footage courtesy of AP Images, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

TEXT: "Only we humans make waste that nature can't digest." — Captain Charles Moore

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    Huang Yu-Fen posted on 2016/12/29
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