Plastic Facts

Some plastic facts:

  • It is estimated plastic stays in the environment from 450 years to forever
  • Worldwide, 73% of beach litter is plastic: cigarette butts, bottles, bottle caps, food wrappers, grocery bags, and polystyrene containers

  • By 2050 every seabird species on the planet will be eating plastic

  • More than 40% of plastic is used just once, then tossed

  • Half the plastic ever made was produced in the past 15 years

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