Eco - Plastic Free July

Updated: Jul 6, 2018

Did You Know…


Ms Eco Amanda Sowards plastic free campaign
Will you go Single Use Plastic Free with Ms Eco?

-91% of plastic waste is not recycled.

-Everyday over 500 Million straws are used once and then thrown away.

-Plastic comprises of around 75% of all marine litter.

-The ocean covers over 70% of our world, but only 3% is protected.

-Plastics take between 100-10,000 years to break up + it never fully breaks down or goes away.

-9.1 Billion tons of plastic has been produced since plastic was introduced in the 50's.

-50% of the plastic we us is single-use or disposable.

-Humans buy 1 Million plastic bottles every minute.

-If plastic production is not curbed, plastic pollution will outweigh fish pound for pound by 2050.

-In the last decade there has been more plastic produced than in the whole last century.

-9.1 Billion tons of plastic has been produced since plastic was introduced in the 50's.

-50% of the plastic we us is single-use or disposable.

-Every Year 500 Billion disposable plastic bags are used worldwide and 13 tons of that lands up in our ocean.

Plastic effects on marine life
A crab on the beach of Henderson Island uses a piece of plastic debris as a home. When researchers traveled to the tiny, uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they were astonished to find an estimated 38 million pieces of trash washed up on the beaches.


 

It is plastic Free July! A plastic free world may not be realistic, but eliminating the use of unnecessary plastic in our daily routines can stop the damaging effects it is having on our environment, nature, animals and marine life.


Transparently; like many of you, I had no idea how big of an issue plastic really is to our earth and its inhabitants. I knew the basics, "Say no to plastic and yes to paper!"; but I didn't really grasp just how important this simple change in your habits can help preserve our earth!


I started researching just how much plastic really does pollutes our marine life and realized that most people, like myself, don't know nearly enough about "WHY" saying no to plastic is a MUST!


Striving to live plastic free is an initiative that we all need to be exposed to and learn more about! Here are some of the compelling statistics and information that I have found while learning more about living single use plastic free!

Plastic hurting sea turtles

 

The Global Initiative

This global initiative aims to eliminate the use of single-use plastics to help environmental conservation and bring awareness of the harm that plastic bags do to nature, animals and marine life.



More than 2 million people in 150 countries have sign a pledge to participate in #PasticFreeJuly and the #ChooseToRefuse challenge! That’s something to get excited about!