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