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There will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050!

 

- The World Economic Forum www.weforum.org

Educate Yourself    about Plastic!

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PLASTIC 

  • Invented in 1907- it’s only 113 years old

  • It is useful, cheap, and durable

  • Millions of products are made from plastic​​

  • Over the last 10 years we have produced and used more plastic than we did during the last 100 years!!

Plastic Bags:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EVERY YEAR 500 billion plastic bags are used!  That is ONE MILLION BAGS PER MINUTE!!

The average amount of time a plastic bag is used is only for about 15 minutes!

Learn more by clicking the links below!

https://plasticoceans.org/

 

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/population_and_sustainability/sustainability/plastic_bag_facts.html

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PLASTIC IS HARMFUL!

  • People are realizing how bad plastic is for our environment

  • Plastic pollution is harming our oceans, land, air, wildlife,  food chains, and ecosystems

  • It's made from fossil fuels- which contributes to global warming

  • EVERY piece of plastic ever made is still here

  •  Single use plastics (WHICH ARE ONLY USED ONCE AND THEN THROWN AWAY) will stay on our planet for 100's or even 1,000's of years!

  • Half of the plastic produced is used for single-use purposes

 

 

How much plastic do we use in a day?

https://www.kqed.org/education/435588/how-much-plastic-do-you-use-in-a-day

Empty Plastic Bottles

About 80%  of the litter that ends up in our oceans is plastic!