The Throwaway Phenomenon

Characterized by the 5 Gyres team as a dangerous cycle of careless consumption, disposal, and contamination, the “throwaway mentality” of today’s consumers is becoming increasingly prevalent and destructive. Photo taken from 5gyres.org Once discarded this plastic waste aggregates into immense oceanic whirlpools referred to as “gyres,” and five major ones having been identified worldwide. These…

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