Life In Plastic Is Not Fantastic

  • BY 2050, IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THERE WILL BE MORE PLASTIC IN THE OCEAN, TON FOR TON, THAN FISH EVEN THOUGH PLASTICS HAVE ONLY BEEN MASS PRODUCED FOR THE LAST SIX DECADES

  • 9% OF PLASTIC HAS BEEN RECYCLED

  • 12% HAS BEEN INCINERATED

  • 79% IS ACCUMULATING IN LANDFILLS OR IS LITTERING OUR ENVIRONMENT

  • PLASTIC TAKES MORE THAN 400 YEARS TO BIODEGRADE

  • HALF OF ALL PLASTIC PRODUCED IS DESTINED FOR A SINGLE-USE PRODUCT AND BECOMES TRASH IN LESS THAN A YEAR

  • EIGHT MILLION TONS OF PLASTIC END UP IN THE OCEAN EVERY YEAR, EQUIVALENT TO A GARBAGE TRUCK FULL OF PLASTIC EVERY MINUTE

  • OVER 1,000,000 MARINE ANIMALS ARE KILLED EACH YEAR DUE TO PLASTIC DEBRIS IN THE OCEAN

  • GLOBALLY, LESS THAN 20% OF ALL PLASTIC IS RECYCLED

  • ALMOST HALF OF ALL OF THE PLASTIC EVER PRODUCED HAS BEEN SINCE 2000

Kristen Crawford