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15 Facts About Plastic Pollution You Must Know

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Plastic pollution 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 daily without envisioning where all of them are getting dumped. By using plastic daily, 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 litter left on the land is washed down by rivers reaches the sea and pollutes its serenity. We must take initiative to ban plastics, especially those 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 the 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 found 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 plastics
  • The amount of plastic disposed of each year is so huge that it can circle the earth four times.
  • Plastic pollution kills almost 100,000 marine mammals and turtles and 1 million sea birds annually.
  • Around 500 plastic straws are used every day.
  • Even the human body can absorb plastic chemicals.
  • 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 number 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-usee plastics?

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

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Our Efforts on the 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 on our lives completely. Not only this, but we also are taking initiatives to spread this message of the single-use plastic ban around us. We are a mobile app development company, that also believes in doing its bit in bringing change for the betterment of the world. With 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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