According to research findings, the ocean contains approximately 46,000 plastic bags per square mile. That kind of waste can profoundly affect aqua marine life. For instances, a turtle can suffocate if it gets entangled in a plastic bag or a whale can starve if he eats the stuff and has no way to get rid of it.
The environment is at risk, and its preservation has become a huge hot button topic. From political arguments to natural disasters, you can't go a day without seeing something related to the environment in the news.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, in one year the U.S. accumulated 267.8 million tons of solid waste, which is 4.51 pounds per person every day, and only 35% of that is biodegradable or decomposed. What exactly does that mean though? What is biodegradable and decomposition?