Be Aware of the Damage your Habits Create. ♻️🚯 World wide, 13,000-15,000 pieces of plastic are dumped into the ocean every day.
Every year, 6.4 million tonnes are dumped into the ocean. This is the same as 3,200 kilometres of trucks each loaded with #garbage.
It can take anything between 20-1000 years for a plastic to break up into smaller pieces. They don’t break down and those that do, break down into polymers and #toxic
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.
Shoppers worldwide are using approximately 500 billion #singleuse #plasticbags
This translates to about a million bags every minute across the globe, or 150 bags a year for every person on #earth.
If you joined them end on end they would circumnavigate the globe 4,200 times.
creatures a year die from #plasticentanglement
and these are the ones found.
Approximately 1 million #seabirds
also die from #plastic.
A plastic bag can kill numerous animals because they take so long to disintegrate. An animal that dies from the #bag
will decompose and the bag will be released, another animal could harmlessly fall victim and once again eat the same bag.
man made thing that sailors see in our ocean are plastic bags.
There are believed to be 46,000 pieces of plastic in every square mile of ocean.
At least 2/3 of the world’s #fish
stocks are suffering from plastic ingestion.
is a growing problem
Scientists have identified 200 areas declared as ‘dead zones’ where no life organisms can now grow. (📸 @officialenvironmentalfacts
#garbage #plasticbottle #waterbottle #stop #reduce #reuse #recycle #singleuseplastic