Quick Fact: Did you know, 18 billion pounds of plastic ends up in the ocean every year?
This chart illustrates the growth of plastic use throughout the years
More Facts: Did you know China is the largest producer
of plastic? They are responsible for 6 out of 10 percent of plastics Globally.
What can we do to reduce this massive plastic pollution and damage in our environment?
1. Reduce Plastic Usage
2. Leverage The Act of Reusing
Bring your own reusable shopping and produce bags to markets, and avoid using single-use plastic bags.
Bring your own reusable coffee cup when going out to get beverages.
Like sipping through straws? Get a reusable stainless steel, glass, or bamboo one to use instead of wasteful plastic ones.
Instead of buying water in plastic bottles, invest in a water filter and reusable water bottle(s). Bonus: it’s cheaper in the long run.
Make your own reusable cloth bags from old t-shirts, using basic sewing skills (or no sewing at all). (Find simple instructions online).
Choose clothing and other personal items made from earth-friendly materials instead of microfibers and other synthetic fibers, which pollute our water. (Even more ways to green your style.)
Bring a reusable container to a restaurant with you when you expect to have leftovers.