An estimated 1.4 billion pounds of litter winds up in the oceans each year.
Most of the litter that is thrown into the ocean sinks, which harms the large quantity of wildlife living there. Birds, fish and other ocean-dwelling animals are often unable to distinguish between trash and food. As a result, 1 million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals die each year after becoming entangled in or ingesting litter.
Here's a video to show the extent of litter affecting the ocean:
Burning the trash removes the garbage from the land while contributing to air pollution.
Some 40% of the world’s waste may be dealt with in this way.it puts pollutants like carbon dioxide, mercury and acid into the atmosphere. These chemicals damage the environment and can cause a lot of different respiratory diseases.Here is a video explaining that: