How To Go On Your First Wild Camping Adventure - It can be a little scary to head off without a place to stay, especially the first time. What do I pack? How will I wash? Where can I go? Once you’ve done it once, I promise, you’ll never look back.
The remains of an albatross chick lie on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand that is one of the world's most remote marine sanctuaries. Nesting chicks fill their bellies with plastic as their parents collect and feed them bits that look to them like food. As a result, tens of thousands of albatross chicks die from starvation, choking, internal bleeding, and poisoning each year.
"In 2010 there were 8 million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean globally... That's plastic bottles, candy wrappers, laundry baskets, synthetic rope, and syringes. According to Jambeck's calculations, that's like putting five bags of plastic trash on every foot of coastline in the world." Jenna Jambeck, and her team have developed an app, called Marine Debris Tracker, that lets anybody report the ocean litter they spot, anywhere in the world. http://www.marinedebris.engr.uga.edu/