Facts about the effect of plastic on the environment:

500 billion plastic bags used each year
13 million tons of plastic leaks into the ocean each year
17 million barrels of oil used on plastic production each year
1 million plastic bottles bought every minute
100,000 marine animals killed by plastics each year
100 years for plastic to degrade in the environment
90% of bottled water found to contain plastic particles
83% of tap water found to contain plastic particles

5 biggest culprits countries –

China>Indonesia>Philippines>Vietnam>Sri Lanka

The theme for World Environment Day 2018 is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’

How you can help : there are a lot of ways through which we can minimize its use,

Refusing the use of plastic straws

Skipping the  plastic bottles

Using reusable bags

Biodegradable packaging material

2 thoughts on “Facts about the effect of plastic on the environment:

  1. What is the source for 5 countries mentioned in this article. curious to understand about how it was measured.

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