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Soon There Will Be More Plastic than Fish in the Ocean

A garbage truck's worth of plastic enters the world's ocean every minute of every day. All told, humanity dumped up to 14 million tons of plastic pollution into the seas, and bits of it can found from the water's surface to its most extreme depths. You wouldn't know it looking over the side of a ship, since much of the waste has been broken down by waves and ultraviolet light into microplastics. But when researchers in 2015 analyzed more than a million pieces of trash in the Pacific, 99 percent of it was plastic. By 2050, according to the World Economic Forum, there will be more plastic, by weight, in the ocean than fish.

Possible Preaching Angles: (1) Creation; Stewardship; Ecology—How are we taking care of the earth that God put in our care? (2) Sin—The glut of plastic is also a picture of sin—if we don't deal with it, our sin accumulates and becomes toxic.

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