|Photo from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute|
Increased pollution is pushing man made debris to further and further ends of the earth. A recent study by scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California have published results from a study of trash on the seafloor. In their own footage, they found over 1,500 pieces of trash on the seafloor. Study lead author Kyra Schlining found trash as deep as 13,000 feet underwater, and said that most frustratingly, a majority of the debris the researchers found could have been recycled and kept off the floor of the ocean, or even out of a landfill. As we rush through our busy lives, we must stop and consider the earth we are leaving to our children, and consider going through the extra effort to recycle, compost and improve our earth for all.