The True Weight Of Our Reliance On Plastic:
Globally, plastic waste exceeds 300 million tons each year, weighing more than the entire population. The majority of waste generated consists of single-use items, and only 9% of all plastic is recycled; the rest ends up in landfills, dumps, and natural environments. By making plastics and other single-use materials from natural oil, carbon dioxide, and greenhouse gasses are also released into the atmosphere.
International Union for Conservation of Nature 2021. Statistics: “Marine Plastic Pollution” ICUN 2021