In June of 2006, the United Nations Environmental Program report estimated that an average of 46,000 pieces of plastic debris is floating on or near the surface of every square mile of ocean. Of the 500,000 Laysan Albatross Chicks born on Midway Atoll (Northern Hawaiian Island Chain) each year, about 200,000 die. A two-year study funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency showed chicks that died from dehydration or starvation had twice as much plastic in their stomachs as those that died for other reasons. These are just two examples of this pervasive problem. It is imperative that we monitor the amount of plastic we discard and that we reduce production and consumption of single-use plastics.