Infographic: Why You Should Care About Ocean Plastic

According to Ocean Crusaders, it is now believed that there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Of that mass, 269,000 tons float on the surface, while some four billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer litter the deep sea. (1)

Shoppers worldwide are using approximately 500 billion single-use plastic bags per year. This translates to about a million bags every minute across the globe, or 150 bags a year for every person on earth.  And the number is rising.

Have a look at the infographic below about why you should really care about the amount of single-use plastic items in our oceans today.


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Sources:
1.  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150109-oceans-plastic-sea-trash-science-marine-debris



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