The planet is drowning in single-use plastic.
Plastic touches all of our lives, from the cell phones we use to the food packaging we buy. And it doesn't go away. As it breaks down, harmful chemicals are being released into our air and food.
An estimated 17.6 billion pounds of plastic enters into the marine environment from landbased sources every year – roughly equivalent to dumping a garbage truck full of plastic into the oceans every minute.
Solving the plastics problem in our oceans will ultimately take concerted action from companies, governments and advocates like you. Reduce your intake of single-use plastic, recycle when possible, and support companies that offer eco-responsible alternatives.