Plastic use in numbers

Plastic use is startling, and still on the rise

The statistics are scary, but ones that we should not shy away from. So here'goes...

50% 

Of all plastic is used only once. It's low cost, and amazing utility meant we've abused and over-used plastic.

1,400,000,000

Plastic bottles are used each day. And sadly, recycling rates dropped for the first time in 2016.

+400% 

Use of plastic is set to quadruple by 2050. By then, our oceans will have more plastic in it than fish, according to the World Economic Forum. 

Over 400 years

For plastic bottles, nappies and 6-pack holders to degrade. It's +600 years for fishing line, 50 years for foam cups and 20 years for plastic bags. 

4 years in prison

What you can expect if you start selling plastic bags in Kenya.

70000 

Bits of microplasics - what each of us consumes on average each year.

 

Time to dispose of our disposable attitudes. 

Disposing of disposable attitudes

 

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