What percent of plastic is in the ocean?
Of the 260 million tons of plastic the world produces each year, about 10 percent ends up in the Ocean. Seventy percent of the mass eventually sinks, damaging life on the seabed.
How is plastic getting into our oceans?
Even when it's in landfills, plastic is at risk of blowing away and ending up in rivers or oceans. Even more of a risk is plastic litter. ... These plastic items can be carried by wind and rain into our drainage networks or rivers that then flow into the sea.
What percent of plastic bags end up in the ocean?
According to Waste Management, only 1 percent of plastic bags are returned for recycling. That means that the average family only recycles 15 bags a year; the rest ends up in landfills as litter. Up to 80 percent of ocean plastic pollution enters the ocean from land.
How many animals die from plastic in the ocean?
Information About Sea Turtles: Threats from Marine Debris. The Problem: Over 1 million marine animals (including mammals, fish, sharks, turtles, and birds) are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean. Currently, it is estimated that there are 100 million tons of plastic in oceans around the world.
THIS IS DEVASTATING AND SO PREVENTABLE...
IF YOU ASK YOURSELF WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT AND SUBSEQUENTLY FOR OUR OCEANS, START HERE:
-Reduce Your Use of Single-Use Plastics
-Participate In (or Organize) a Beach or River Cleanup - I WILL POST OUR NEXT ONE ON THIS SITE AND YOU CAN JOIN!
-Avoid Products Containing Microbeads
-Spread the Word
-Support Organizations Addressing Plastic Pollution (HEIRS TO OUR OCEANS)
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