Facts About Plastics in Our Oceans [Infographic]

It’s scary to think that in just 30 years there could be more pounds of plastic in the ocean than there will be pounds of fish.

Most people just haven’t figured out yet that we can’t eat money or plastic, so very few people seem to be motivated to do anything about it.

Nearly 2.5 metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year, and the major culprits are things like plastic bags, single-use water bottles, and single-use plastic drinking straws.

Whales are starving to death because their bellies are full of plastic instead of food, and even the fish we eat is starting to contain microplastics, which means the plastics in the ocean are impacting us directly now too.

The first thing we need to do is stop using single-use plastics like shopping bags, water bottles, and drinking straws.

Maybe then we can curb the problem before it is too late. Learn more about plastics in the ocean in the infographic below.

 

Plastics in Our Oceans [INFOGRAPHIC]
Infographic provided by Reusethisbag.com