Due to the impact of the Earth's plastic pollution, homeless hermit crabs can only live in the toothpaste cover to protect themselves. This group of shocking photos reveals the current global situation of plastic pollution and the huge threat to the marine life.
It is estimated that there are 8 million tons of garbage dumped into the ocean each year. If these rubbish are packed in garbage bags, five garbage bags will be placed on every foot of the earth.
The hermit crabs will generally look for shells used by other animals and use it as a sanctuary to protect their soft body from predators. But as the hermit crabs grow, it needs to find new homes, that is, other animal shells. But the growing pollution problem has brought crisis to the survival of hermit crabs.
Every year there are 8 million tons of plastic bottles, plastic bags or plastic toys are dumped into the sea. But because most of the garbage has been sinking into the sea, it is difficult to calculate the specific figures. But scientists say the real numbers may be as high as 12.7 million tons. NASA last month provided NASA a picture of the extent of marine pollution. Marine pollution has caused great damage to marine life - turtles will be plastic bags as jellyfish and eating, plastic bags will block their stomach, which led to turtle starvation and death; seabirds are often eating floating plastic bags, and human consumption of food bags of fish caught in the fish will be harmful to health.
According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science data, China is one of the countries with the most serious problem of plastic pollution. China has poured 3.5 million tons of waste per year into the sea, which is a quarter of the total. So, we should take actions to solve these problems, plastic recycling is a good way to solve the problems, so expanded polystyrene recycling is very necessary to protect our environment. And then we can reuse it to do some other products.