PLASTIC IS TERRIBLE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!

COUNTRIES AND CITIES AROUND THE WORLD ARE BANNING PLASTIC USE LEFT, RIGHT, AND CENTER, AND THE CALL FOR THE END OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH.

Here are some lesser-known facts about plastic you really need to know:

  • Since the 1950s, around 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide.
  • In some parts of the world, using plastic is already illegal.
  • 73% of beach litter worldwide is plastic.
  • A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute.
  • Worldwide, about 2 million plastic bags are used every minute.
  • 90% of plastic polluting our oceans is carried by just 10 rivers.
  • Plastic is killing more than 1.1 million seabirds and animals every year.
  • The average person eats 70,000 microplastics each year.
  • The average time that a plastic bag is used for is … 12 minutes.
  • Over the past 50 years, world plastic production has doubled.

*Source: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/plastic-pollution-facts/