Monday, July 2nd, 2018 by Erin Kavanagh
Did you know that global usage of disposable plastic bags is now at 5 trillion and up to 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute? In fact, half of the worlds plastic goes towards single use items!
On top of this, one third of plastic packaging used doesn’t even make it into our collection systems and is instead polluting our environment. The plastic that ends up in our oceans can circle the Earth four times in a single year and can continue to do so for 1,000 years before it fully disintegrates! With 13 million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans every year, this represents an alarming threat to our marine life.