Our oceans are threatened by something of our own creation.

 

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The facts on plastic aren't pretty.

 
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40% of plastic is used just once, then discarded. Our mission is to reduce the production (and acceptance) of single-use plastic packaging, which is the largest end use of plastic being made today.

 

 
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91% of plastic isn’t recycled in the United States.

 

 
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We’ve produced more plastic in the past ten years than during the whole of the last century.

 

 

It is estimated that 4 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide annually. Only 1% of plastic bags are returned for recycling.

 
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18 billion pounds of plastic waste flows into the oceans every year from coastal regions.

 
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Nearly 75% of beach litter is plastic: filters from cigarette butts, bottles, bottle caps, food wrappers, grocery bags, and takeout containers.

 

Plastic sticks around for anywhere from 450 years to forever.

 
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More than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are floating in our oceans today.