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15 Facts about plastic pollution you must know

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Plastic has become inescapable in our lives. Everything around us is plastic.

We touch plastics.

We drink from plastics

We serve on plastics.

We live in plastics.(Literally!)

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Plastic is covering our mother earth like an epidemic. Getting rid of it has now become every living human’s responsibility. We use so much plastic on a daily basis without envisioning where all of them are getting dumped. By using plastic on a daily basis, we are jeopardizing the future of our planet earth.

The major dumping of plastics happens in the sea. Now, where does it come from? The plastic litters left on the land is washed down by river reaches the sea and pollutes its serenity. We must take initiatives to ban plastics especially that are meant for single use. Countries like China, Australia, Ireland and Bangladesh have banned the use of plastics completely.

Did you know !!!

  • Almost 8 million pieces of plastic are entering the oceans every single day.
  • Around 50 percent of plastic we use is single-use plastic.
  • A plastic bag is used only for about 12 minutes and disposed
  • Since 1950, it is estimated that around 8.8 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide
  • As per reports, scientists have founded microplastics are blowing into the artic snow as well.
  • As per Brita, Americans throw around 35 billion plastic water bottles every year.
  • Around 60 to 90% of all marine debris comprises of plastics
  • The amount of plastic disposed each year is so huge that it can circle earth four times.
  • Plastic pollution kills almost 100,000 marine mammals and turtles and 1 million sea birds annually.
  • Around 500 plastic straws used every day.
  • Even human body can absorb plastic chemical.
  • Plastic degradation doesn’t happen easily and it takes around 500-1,000 years.
  • Around 500 billion plastic bags are used in a year.
  • The main polluters on our beaches are plastic straws as they are very hard to recycle.
  • As per research, by 2050 the amount of plastics in our oceans will be more than the total amount of plastics.
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What Initiatives can you take to support our no single-use plastics?

  • Say no to grocery bags, plastic wrap, disposable cutlery, straws, plastic scrubbers and coffee-cup lids.
  • Carry your own reusable bottle wherever you go
  • Cook more and order less
  • Go for preloved items (to avoid plastic packaging)
  • Support to a bag ban or tax
  • Collect your household plastics and send for recycling
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Our Efforts on No-plastic mission

We Artoonists have taken vital steps to eradicate plastic from our premises. We take a pledge to reduce the effect of plastics from our lives completely. Not only this, but we also are taking initiatives to spread this message of single-use plastic ban around us. We are a mobile app development company, who also believes in doing their bit in bringing a change for the betterment of the world. Wit our decade-year-old mobile app development services, we also understand our responsibility as a citizen and work towards the prosperity of our mother earth. Keeping the facts in our minds, we will make sure to adhere to our virtues for a better world ahead.

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