What's the Ocean Plastic Problem?
16 BILLION POUNDS OF PLASTIC ENTER THE OCEAN EACH YEAR
Over 1 million marine animals die per year due to ocean plastic. Over 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently litter the ocean.
1000 Rivers Contribute to 80% of plastic entering oceans
Communities in these areas lack proper waste management services.
plastic debris breaks down into microplastics
Microplastics are mistaken for food sources amongst marine animals.
Plastic Pollution's effects on marine life
Plastic waste kills up to 1 million sea birds, 100,000 sea mammals, marine turtles and countless fish each year. Plastic remains in our ecosystem for years, harming thousands of sea creatures every day.
How do we aim to fix it?