Plastic Pollution

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Fast Facts

  • Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times.
  • 50% of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away.
  • Billions of pounds of plastic can be found in swirling convergences in the oceans making up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces.
  • 44% of all seabird species, 22% of cetaceans, all sea turtle species, and a growing list of fish species have been documented with plastic in or around their bodies.
Plastic Pollution, Our Oceans, Our Future...

The Effects

How Does This Affect You?

  • Plastic chemicals can be absorbed by the body—93% of Americans age 6 or older test positive for BPA: a plastic chemical.
  • Some of these compounds found in plastic have been found to alter hormones or have other potential human health effects.
What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce
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