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National Geographic Issue ‘Planet or Plastic’ Vividly Illustrates the Dangers of Discarded Plastic (Photos)

Image credits: John Cancalosi/ National Geographic

*We think we’re doing a good thing when we drop our used plastic in the recycle bin. And we are. But the sad thing is even with that, eventually, that plastic ends up in our drainage systems; which eventually find its way out to our landfills and oceans.

You probably see where I’m going with this, right?

National Geographic magazine has created the initiative, ‘Planet or Plastic’ — by way of its latest issue (June 2018). The pictorial offers a series of breathtaking images captured by photographers that vividly illustrate the devastating effects of tons of plastic waste in our environment each year.

The stork pictured above was freed from a plastic bag at a landfill in Spain by the photographer.

Image credits: National Geographic

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