All posts by Kate Harrington

Fact 11

The average time a plastic bag is used is just 12 minutes

Fact 10

The average person eats 70,000 microplastics each year

Fact 9

Plastics kill 1.1 million seabirds and other wildlife every year

Fact 8

In some parts of the world, like Kenya, using plastics is illegal

Fact 7

40 % of plastic is used just once then tossed out

Fact 6

Close to one million plastic beverage bottles are sold every minute

Fact 5

73% of beach litter is plastics

Fact 4

About 13 billion plastic bottles are disposed of every year

Fact 3

Over 10 percent of household waste is plastic

Fact 2

A plastic cup can take up to 80 years to decompose

Fact 1

More than 100 million lbs of unsortable waste plastic currently under management.