More than 8 million tonnes of plastic are dumped into our oceans each year.
Plastic in the ocean takes more than 450 years to biodegrade.
It is estimated that by 2050 the oceans will contain more plastic by weight than fish.
There is an estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic in the oceans today, this is expected to hit 250 million tonnes by 2025.
Roughly 300 million tonnes of plastic is produced every year, half of which is single-use.
There were 480 billion plastic bottles sold in 2016. Placed end to end, this reaches more than halfway to the moon.
Placed end to end, a years worth of the UK’s unrecycled plastic bottles could wrap around the earth 31 times.
The top six beverage companies in the world use a combined average of just 6.6% recycled materials.
Virtually every piece of plastic that has ever been made still exists in some form.
Single use plastic, such as plastic bags and water bottles, are only useful for 11 minutes before being discarded.
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