Plastic is everywhere. The food we buy is neatly wrapped in plastic, our drinks are packaged in colourful plastic cups and plastic bottles sealed with plastic lids that we conveniently carry in plastic bags. This plastic ends up in our trash, which is then taken to landfills and into our oceans, out of sight and out of mind. Sounds like a solution, doesn’t it?
But it doesn’t just go away. It will remain in the oceans and our soil for the next 400-1000 years, if not longer!
- More than 300 million tons of plastic is produced every year in the world.
- Plastic kills thousands of marine life and sea birds every year.
- Over 1 million plastic bags are used every minute on earth.
- Without change, plastic in the oceans will outweigh fish by 2050.
Plastic is increasingly becoming a serious threat to both our environment and daily life. It is already a global problem… …the time to act is now!