Thanks CuriosityStream for sponsoring this episode! Go to http://bit.ly/whatif-curiositystream for unlimited access to the world’s top documentaries and nonfiction series. Enter the promo code ‘whatif' during the signup process and your membership is completely free for the first 30 days. In the Pacific Ocean, north of the equator, there's a growing, "floating island" of trash that's twice the size of Texas, and three times the size of France. It's just another example of how we're treating our planet like a dumpster. Experts say that every year, we throw away enough plastic to circle the Earth four times. At that rate, by the year 2025, there will be more trash in our oceans than there are fish. So how can we stop being so wasteful? Transcript and sources: https://whatif.show/what-if-we-created-no-waste/ Watch more what-if scenarios: Planet Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-HhCwYD7rc&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJCzxwmCq0NNpYq9N9wyb2l The Cosmos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfuJyVkMH_g&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJno6oFF9nLGuwXNGYHmE8U Technology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS3bBO05fpU&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTIeRY3JtgXgoGqSEB7kDdKO Your Body: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmXR46TrbA8&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJNsV9FFeNAKl2ySsHj8GZO Humanity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdCDQIyXGnw&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTIFnvmOeWbv-Mt8zFxSCSvZ Tweet us your what-if question to suggest an episode: https://twitter.com/WhatIfScience What If elsewhere: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatif.show/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatIfScience Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science Suggest an episode (detailed): http://bit.ly/suggest-whatif T-shirts and merch: http://bit.ly/whatifstore Feedback and inquiries: https://underknown.com/contact/ What If is a mini-documentary web series that takes you on an epic journey through hypothetical worlds and possibilities. Join us on an imaginary adventure — grounded in scientific theory — through time, space and chance, as we ask what if some of the most fundamental aspects of our existence were different.