I dunno about you guys, but as a kid, I remember seeing video of poor fishies dead on the beach, with their heads caught in the rings that hold together a six-pack of Coke cans. And the six-packs of half-liter bottles these days, as well. We were always taught to cut up the rings before discarding, so we wouldn’t sentence another fishy or furry animal to certain doom.
That said, is this still a necessary practice? Are we still dumping trash in places where animals are at risk (obviously, a landfill will attract its own little ecosystem, but I think six-pack rings are the least of their health risks)?