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.