#plasticsucks

sourced from national geographic

Let's start with some really scary facts...

  • More than 8 million tonnes of plastic are dumped in our oceans every year.
  • We are now producing nearly 300 million tonnes of plastic every year, half of which is for single use.
  • Packaging is the largest end use market segment accounting for just over 40% of total plastic usage.
  • Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bagas are used every minute.
  • A plastic bag has an average "working life" of 15 minutes.

https://www.plasticoceans.org/the-facts/

YIKES!!! So what can you do about it? Here's a few ways... 

  • Educate yourself - Watch "A Plastic Ocean" + "Mission Blue"
  • Follow @plasticfreemermaid, @lifewithoutplastic, @take3forthesea + @5gyres on instagram
  • Participate in beach cleanups. Follow @seashepherdmarinedebristeam or find an organisation near you.
  • Check out the infographic below and reduce your single-use plastic contribution...

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Alysa Michelle Greenland