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Plastic Facts – Raise Awareness in Schools

 Initiative at school level is helpful to raise awareness and change behavioural patterns. Schools can work on limiting the amount of paper waste that is produced and introduce composting practices to manage waste in-school.”


  •  5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris now exist in the ocean.
  • 500 billion single-use plastic bags per year. That amounts to being ore than one million bags are used every minute. Single-use plastic bags are used for an average of 12 minutes. One percent of these are recycled.
  • 50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away. Examples: drinking straws, personal sized water bottles, soda bottles, coffee cup lids, plastic drink containers, plastic cutlery and take-out containers (to name a few).
  • 10 percent of plastic is recycled.
  • Synthetic fabrics when washed add plastic fibers into the drains which will ultimatimately reach the ocean. A fleece jacket will loose 2000 peices.
  • 100,000 marine creatures a year die from plastic entanglement and these are the ones found.
  • 44 percent of all seabird species, 22 percent of cetaceans, all sea turtle species and a growing list of fish species have been documented with plastic in or around their bodies. Adult salmon eat 90 microplastic pieces a day while humpback whales take in 300,000.
  • Plastic chemicals can be absorbed by animals. Some of these compounds found in plastic have been found to alter hormones or have other potential health effects.  These chemicals are landing up on our dinner plates.
  • By eating seafood humans can consume 11,000 tiny particles every year. Micro plastics have been found in  90 percent of popular brands of bottled water. Plastic can even cross  from the blood  into the human brain or cross the placenta to adversely affect unborn babies.
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