Fast Facts

Only
%

of ALL plastic is recycled

Approximately
%

of plastic in the ocean comes from land-based sources

Only
%

of plastic bottles are recycled in the US

Only
%

of plastic bags in the US are recycled

As much as
%

of the sand in Hawaii is actually grains of microplastic

More than
%

of plastic is used only once

Did you know?

These common items are made from or contain plastic.

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