10 SHOCKING PLASTIC POLLUTION FACTS

ENOUGH PLASTIC IS THROWN AWAY EACH YEAR TO CIRCLE THE EARTH 4 TIMES

ONE MILLION SEA  BIRDS & MARINE MAMMALS ARE KILLED ANNUALLY FROM PLASTIC IN OUR OCEAN

PLASTIC CONSTITUTES APPROXIMATELY 90% OF ALL TRASH FLOATING ON THE OCEAN

THE AVERAGE AMERICAN THROWS AWAY APPROXIMATELY 185 LBS (84 KG) OF PLASTIC PER YEAR

50% OF  PLASTIC IS  USED ONCE THEN THROWN AWAY

ONLY 9% OF ALL  PLASTIC WASTE PRODUCED HAS BEEN RECYCLED, 12% INCINERATED,  AND 79% IS ACCUMULATED IN LANDFILLS AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

SCIENTISTS HAVE  DISCOVERED MICROPLASTICS EMBEDDED DEEP IN THE ARCTIC ICE

73% OF BEACH LITTER WORLDWIDE IS PLASTIC

A MILLION  PLASTIC BOTTLES ARE BOUGHT AROUND THE WORLD EVERY MINUTE

OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS, WORLD PLASTIC PRODUCTION HAS DOUBLED

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