PLASTIC: Marine Animal Extinction is the Real Cost of Convenience
-Globally, we produce 300 million tons of plastic every year, 78 percent of which is NOT reclaimed or recycled.
-Around 8.8 million tons of plastic get dumped into the oceans every year!
-700 marine animals are faced with extinction due to the threat that plastic poses to them in the form of entanglement, pollution, and ingestion.
-50 percent of sea turtles have plastic in their stomachs.
-By 2050, 99 percent of all seabird species will have ingested plastic waste.