We use 5 trillion plastic bags… per year! That’s 160,000 a second! And over 700 a year for every single person on the planet. We can do better than that.
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Plastic items take up to a thousand years to decompose. Even when they do decompose, they carry on polluting as they release toxins into the soil and water. Plastics can be deadly to animals and birds, and can also pollute the soil and damage our health.
Every piece of plastic that has ever been produced is still in existence today. A plastic toy you played with when you were a child is still out there somewhere – perhaps it now exists in a million tiny pieces, but the plastic is still plastic, and it’s not going away any time soon.
Heartbreaking Images That Show the Impact of Plastic on Animals in the Oceans By Aristos Georgiou On 9/18/19 at 7:01 AM EDT Every year, humanity produces around 300 million tons of plastic, with about eight million tons of the material entering the world's oceans—according to the United Nations Environmental Program. This flow of debris severely […]
here is a myriad of studies showing that we live on a plastic planet and this affects everything from natural habitats to human health. While we are (or should be) aware that plastic pollution destroys entire environments, microplastic pollution is a less known phenomenon to the larger public. Many organizations, however, are taking important […]
(Photo : conger design) Have you seen tiny bits of plastics in the water that you drink? People who have become aware of the presence of microplastics in the ocean waters must have opted for bottled water, thinking that the packaging has made them so much safer. Sadly, experts say that the problem on microplastics has only […]
Micro Plastics Global Hazard Post From The Final Wake Up Call By Peter B Meyer Potential Risk To The Human Population Global Quantity And Weight Of Floating Plastics, Lacking Data Microplastics Often Cannot Be Seen With Naked Eye Billions Of People Are Drinking Water Contaminated With Plastic Particles The Solution Hazardous Waste Has The Potential […]
One section of the River Tame was found to have 517,000 plastic particles per square metre of sediment – double the previous record for any waterway or ocean in the world A riverbed in Denton has the world’s highest recorded level of plastic pollution. High levels were also found across Greater Manchester – in the […]
Samandag Cevlik Akcay diving site off the coast of Turkey (Sebnem Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty) ENVIRONMENT AYLIN WOODWARD, BUSINESS INSIDER 7 JUN 2019 On average, 8.8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean every year. The maximum amount could be closer to 14 million tons – about the weight of 2 million elephants. Most plastics take hundreds […]