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Globally, the world produces over 390 million tonnes of plastic per year, the equivalent weight of all humans on earth.Source
There are over 5 trillion plastic fragments floating in the ocean.Source
Every year, over 8 million tons of plastic makes its way into our oceans.Source
Plastic consumption has increased since the 1950s and is expected to double to over 600 million tonnes per year by the year 2038.Source
1.3 million tonnes of packaging are discarded per year by the UK Hospitality and Food Sector.Source
80% of ocean plastic pollution comes from land.Source
Approximately 60% of clothes are made out of synthetic fibresSource
In the UK it is estimated that five million tonnes of plastic is used every year, nearly half of which is packaging.Source
Every year, over 120 billion units of packaging are produced by the global beauty industrySource
Only 9% of plastics ever made have been recycled.Source
1 million single use plastic bottles are purchased every minute.Source
An estimated 640,000 tonnes of ghost nets are left in our ocean each year.Source
Plastic is sinking. Scientists have counted 1.9 million plastic pieces per square metre on the ocean floor.Source
Over 700,000 microfibres are released from an average 6kg wash.Source
Abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear contributes approximately 10% to total ocean plastic.Source
In the UK, around 500,000 cups are littered every day.Source
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