Beat Plastic Pollution

The Problem We're Facing

“If we continue with our plastic habits, the oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050”

Each year, at least 13 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans, the equivalent of a full garbage truck every minute, where it smothers coral reefs and threatens vulnerable marine wildlife.

Micro-Plastics are found in 94% of U.S., 83% of tap water samples from major cities around the world and in 93% of samples from the world’s top 11 bottled water brands. Sea salt around the world has been contaminated with micro fibers.

Humans are ingesting plastic from air, water, salt and food that we eat. Bisphenol A is found in 95% of the US population. BPA and phthalates are known to show higher rates of chromosomal and reproductive abnormalities, early puberty, childhood obesity, and increased blood pressure.

  • More than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are already floating in our oceans.
  • Each year, at least 13 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans, the equivalent of a full garbage truck every minute, where it smothers coral reefs and threatens vulnerable marine wildlife.
  • By 2050, virtually every seabird species on the planet will be eating plastic.
  • We buy 1 million plastic bottles every minute.
  • We use over 500 million straws every day in America.
  • 500 billion disposable plastic bags are used worldwide every year. Plastic bags are used for an average of 12 minutes only.
  • 10% of all human-generated waste is plastic
  • A whopping 91% of plastic isn’t recycled.
  • Nearly one third of the plastic packaging we use escapes collection systems, which means that it ends up clogging our city streets and polluting our natural environment.
  • 90% of bottled water found to contain plastic particles.
  • 83% of tap water found to contain plastic particles.
  • 100,000 marine animals are killed by plastic bags annually