PLASTIC POLLUTION

%

of ALL plastic is recycled

%

of plastic in the ocean comes from land-based sources

%

of plastic bottles are recycled

At least eight million tons of plastic enter the world's oceans each year. That's like emptying a garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute.

- Ocean Conservancy, 2018

By 2050, scientists believe that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

- BBC News via Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2016

 

Nearly every piece of plastic that was ever made still exists on our planet in some form, with the exception of the small amount that has been incinerated.

- National Geographic, 2017

 

More than 60% of all marine litter is plastic based.

- plastic-pollution.org, 2018

%

of plastic bags in the US are recycled

%

of the sand in Hawaii is grains of microplastic

%

of plastic is used only once

Did you know?

These common items are made from or contain plastic.

Dryer Sheets
Dryer Sheets
Chewing Gum
Chewing Gum
Cigarette Butts
Cigarette Butts
Glitter
Glitter
Athletic Clothes and Shoes
Athletic Clothes & Shoes
Carpeting
Carpeting
Ribbon
Ribbon
Faux Fur
Faux Fur
Tennis Balls
Tennis Balls
Tea Bags
Tea Bags
Fleece Jackets
Fleece Jackets
golf balls
Golf Balls
Swimsuits
Swimsuits
lining of aluminum cans
Lining of Cans
paper cup lining
Paper Cup Lining
shiny wrapping paper
Shiny Wrapping Paper

Reef Safe Sunscreen

The term "reef-safe" is unregulated. Be sure to read your labels. Make sure your sunscreen does not contain the following harmful substances:

Oxybenzone

Octinoxate

Octocrylene

4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor

PABA

Parabens

Triclosan

Any form of microplastic, such as “exfoliating beads”

We recommend Stream2Sea.

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