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Over 220 million tons of plastic are produced each year. About 8 million ends up in the ocean. More than one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals die each year from plastic debris. Unless we take action, by 2050 our oceans will contain more plastic than fish
HERE ARE THE PROBLEMS OUR OCEANS FACE
An estimated 8 million metrics tons of plastic trash ends up in our oceans every year. The ocean currents have formed five gigantic, slow moving whirlpools where the plastic collects, called gyres. Most of the plastic debris sinks or remains in the gyres, however a significant percentage of it washes onto our coastlines daily.
After sunlight photodegrades the plastic into small pieces, aquatic life and seabirds mistake these fragments for food and ingest it.
While it’s difficult to know exact figures, a 2012 report from WSPA indicates that between 57,000 and 135,000 whales are entangled by plastic marine debris every year in addition to the inestimable – but likely millions – of birds, turtles, fish and other species affected by plastic marine debris.
New studies show that ingested plastic damages the internal organs of fish. This raises the question about the safety of our seafood.
Plastic Free Ocean
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Say No to Plastic
The world has produced more plastic in the last 4 years than since its invention. The numbers are frightening and are constantly increasing. It isn’t enough to recycle, collect or upcycle, we have to avoid single use plastic.
Plastic end up in the ocean each day.
Plastic litter collected in the last Oxeani clean up action.
300 million tons of plastic are produced each year on a global scale.
Of these 300 million, it is estimated that about 8 million go to the ocean.
From 2014 to 2017, as many plastics were produced in the world as from the invention of plastic until 2014.
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