12 pictures that prove the ocean needs help

DEC 29, 2019 AT 10:23 AM

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8. Camilo Beach, Hawaii. What Was Once a Resort Is Now the World's Plastic Garbage Dump

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The Hawaiian Islands have struggled with micro-plastic for years. Once pristine sands have become a toxic mixture of sand and plastic that threaten wildlife. Now, these beautiful islands are also threatened by huge piles of garbage dumped by the sea every day despite the efforts of locals to clean it up.

9. Two years ago, Tunisia Was a Popular Tourist Destination

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Tunisia was once a favorite destination of European tourists until this picture captured the terrible plastic pollution. Changing currents have dumped tons of plastic on the beaches, significantly impacting tourism to the point where Tunisia, once a rapidly developing country, faces economic issues.