The truth about plastic

Did you know, every piece of plastic that has ever been made is still somewhere on this planet?  The horrible truth is that, by 2050, oceans will have more plastic than fish. You can help by reducing your plastic footprint.

Some facts about plastic pollution

  • 50% of the plastic we use is used just once and thrown away

  • enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth 4 times

  • we throw away 35 BILLION plastic water bottles EVERY YEAR

  • more than a million plastic bags are used every minute

  • every year 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide

  • over the last ten years, we have produced more plastic than duringthe whole of the last century

  • it takes plastic 500 – 1000 years to breakdown and degrade

  •  Plastics are not biodegradable. They break apart into smaller pieces, called microplastics. then continue to absorb and emit polluting chemicals.

  •  Wildlife suffers the most. Animals ingests plastics and it continues to affect the entire food chain.

 

  •  Single use products are the largest contributors to plastic pollution. Use of plastic bags, bottles, and other throw away items fuel this epidemic.