Plastic Pollution


Fast Facts:

  • 8 million tons enter our oceans each year
  • Land Based (litter and debris) & Ocean Based (fishing debris, nets)
  • 51 trillion particles of plastic in our oceans
  • 40% of marine mammals and seabirds are affected by plastic ingestion each year, killing over 1,000,000 seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals
  • The average person is ingesting 5 grams of plastic per week (credit card size)
  • At the current pace, by 2050, plastic will outweigh all fish in our oceans


A Quick Video To Give You Some Background