This article, breaks down what is in our trash.
Estimated number of pieces of plastic floating in every square mile of the world’s oceans (Clean Air Council)
2.4 million pounds
Amount of plastic pollution that enters the world’s oceans every hour (Clean Air Council)
Number of plastic cups that are consumed on airline flights in the U.S. every 6 hours (Chris Jordan)
Number of plastic beverage bottles that are used in the U.S. every 5 minutes. The number of plastic water bottles discarded in the U.S. every week could circle the Earth five times. (Plastic Pollution Coalition)
Amount of plastics that are not recovered and go to landfills in the U.S. (Plastic Pollution Coalition)
Number of disposable cups the average American office worker uses every year. (Clean Air Council)
Number of years a Styrofoam cup discarded today will remain in a landfill (Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo)
Getting rid of the single use plastic bottled beverage habit can have a large impact on the planet.