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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.

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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%

73% of beach litter worldwide is plastic.

If plastic production isn’t curbed, plastic pollution will outweigh fish pound for pound by 2050.

  • Plastic that wasn’t recycled 91% 91%

91% of plastic waste isn’t recycled.

There is more micro-plastic in the ocean than there are stars in the Milky Way.

MILLION

500 million plastic straws are used every day in the USA.

Billion

100 billion plastic bags are used by Americans every year. Enough to wrap the equator 773 times.

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