National Geographic magazine launched a shocking campaign called Planet or Plastic in 2018 with the intention of putting a major spotlight on the fact that there is far too much plastic in our environment.
By showing the terrible effects plastic has on our flora and fauna, NatGeo hopes to change the ways consumers use plastic.
“For 130 years, National Geographic has documented the stories of our planet, providing audiences around the world with a window into the earth’s breathtaking beauty as well as to the threats it faces,” Gary E. Knell, CEO of National Geographic Partners, told the Daily Mail.
“Each and every day, our explorers, researchers and photographers in the field witness firsthand the devastating impact of single-use plastic on our oceans, and the situation is becoming increasingly dire.”
“Through the Planet or Plastic? initiative, we will share the stories of this growing crisis, work to address it through the latest science and research, and educate audiences around the world about how to eliminate single-use plastics and prevent them from making their way into our oceans.”