Did you know that every single plastic toothbrush ever made still exists? Or that there's a floating mass of rubbish larger than the USA in the Pacific Ocean?
It's not all bad news though. Some countries are implementing schemes that are having a positive impact, and our waste can be turned into something useful.
Everything young ecologists need to know about what we're doing to our environment, good and bad, from pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling.