Plastic: There’s enough of it on this planet to circle our Earth four times, 93% of Americans aged six years or older test positive for the plastic chemical BPA, and billions of pounds of it can be found floating in – and polluting – the oceans.
If there’s one thing all people can agree on, it’s likely that plastic has overtaken every aspect of our lives. From water bottles to the wrapping of new devices, it is a non-biodegradable material that unfortunately ends up most in oceans or landfills.
In fact, 6.4 million tons of plastic are estimated to find their way into the ocean every year. And from entanglement to ingestion, its sea animals suffering most as a result of our obsession with plastic and reluctance to switch to reusables.
But don’t just take our word for it. The following infographic called “Spiraling Out of Control: Plastic Buildup In Our Oceans” was created by CustomMade, and provides excellent insight into the atrocious cycle of plastic use that’s causing so much damage.
Like we shared in the post “You Will Want To Recycle Everything After Seeing These Photos,” the information presented above will make you want to never use another plastic bag.
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