12 pictures that prove the ocean needs help

DEC 29, 2019 AT 10:23 AM

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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.

10. Tourist Boat, Thailand. Yet Another Threatened Destination

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Thailand has long been a popular tourist destination famous for its gorgeous beaches. However, “islands” of plastic trash floating around the country now threaten the beauty of the local beaches.