And the task of working out how to deal with it is a big one.
But from big companies to individual school children, lots of people are doing trying to find new ways to tackle the problem.
Here are five ways people are trying to help the environment:
1) Poo problem
2) Water waste – RanMarine Technology
3) Ready, steady… recycle!
4) Pacific Ocean plastic
5) Carbon Dioxide to ‘coal’
Water Waste – RanMarine Technology
In Devon, on the south coast of England, waste in the harbour is being cleared up by a robot!
Well not a robot with hands and legs, but a small boat-like device which collects waste along its path in the water and recycles the plastic it picks up.
The craft has been launched by WWF and Sky Ocean Rescue to help get plastic, rubbish and pollution out of the waterways, seas and oceans.
It’s been tried out in other countries already, but Devon is the first place in the UK to use it.
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