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givingcompass.org/article/10-facts-about-plastic-pollution-you-absolutely-need-to-know

Plastic is killing more than 1.1 million seabirds and animals every year. The average person eats 70,000 microplastics each year. The average time that a ...

beachapedia.org/Plastic_Pollution_Facts_and_Figures

Apr 2, 2021 ... Up to 80% of marine litter is plastic. Plastic waste is entering the ocean at rate of about 11 million metric tons a year and could grow to 29 ...

www.rubicon.com/blog/ocean-pollution-facts

Oct 9, 2017 ... Fact 1: Plastics are the most common element found in the ocean today. Plastic, in particular, is harmful to the environment as it does not ...

www.ecowatch.com/ocean-plastic-guide-2653277768.html

Jun 8, 2021 ... Each year, despite conservation efforts, 8 million tons of plastic reaches our oceans to meet the 150 million metric tons of plastic that ...

www.pewtrusts.org/en/trust/archive/fall-2020/confronting-ocean-plastic-pollution

Nov 16, 2020 ... This gap is due, in large part, to two factors: the higher cost of recycled versus raw plastic, and the fact that problematic plastic such as ...

www.gviusa.com/blog/seven-facts-about-plastic-pollution-and-how-you-can-minimise-your-contribution

All it takes is a strong wind to blow the waste back into our rivers, lakes and oceans. In fact, major rivers around the world are estimated to carry between ...

www.britannica.com/science/plastic-pollution

Plastic pollution, harmful accumulation of synthetic plastic products in the environment. Plastics are persistent large-scale pollutants, and plastic debris ...

www.preserve.eco/blogs/stories/5-startling-facts-about-ocean-plastic-pollution-and-what-we-can-do-to-stop-it

5 Startling Facts About Ocean Plastic Pollution and What We Can Do to Stop It · 1) 150 Million Metric Tons of Plastic are in the Ocean, and 8 Million More Tons ...

www.greenpeace.org/usa/key-facts-about-plastic-pollution

Jun 8, 2018 ... Scientists have documented 700 marine species affected by ocean plastic. · In the Canadian Arctic, 87% of birds have ingested plastics of some ...

www.nps.gov/subjects/oceans/ocean-plastics.htm

Results 1 - 10 of 16 ... Marine debris is a common pollution problem in oceans and waterways around the world. Plastic debris constitutes one of the most serious ...

www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/plastic-pollution

Jun 7, 2019 ... Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic waste escapes into the oceans from coastal nations. That's the equivalent of setting five garbage ...