Take a quick look into some of the facts and stats about plastic pollution around the world and what the green movement is up to.
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In some parts of the world, using plastic is already illegal.
Plastic bags used per minute
Nearly two million single-use plastic bags are distributed worldwide every minute.
- 8.3 billion tons
Since the 1950s, around 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide.
Plastic Pollution Doubled
Over the past 50 years, world plastic production has doubled.
MINUTES IN DRINK PER STRAW
The average time that a plastic straw is used for is 32 minutes.
WORLDWIDE STRAWS USED PER MINUTE
Worldwide, about 2 million plastic straws are used every minute.
- 73% 73%
If plastic production isn’t curbed, plastic pollution will outweigh fish pound for pound by 2050.
- Plastic that wasn’t recycled 91% 91%