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THE FACTS ARE ALARMING!
The proliferation of plastic products in the last 70 years or so has been extraordinary; quite simply we cannot now live without them. From cutlery to carry bags, plastic has a dominating presence in all walks of life. And almost 50% of the plastics we produce, are single use and take between 500 - 1,000 years to degrade.
India alone generates over 5.6 million tonnes of plastic waste per annum. And only a meagre 5% of the plastics we produce are recovered to be reused or recycled.
Source: United Nations Environment 2018
FACTS & FIGURES
500 billion plastic bags used each year
13 million tonnes of plastic leak into the ocean each year
17 million barrels of oil used on plastic production each year
1 million plastic bottles bought every minute
100,000 marine animals killed by plastics each year
100 years for plastic to degrade in the environment
90% of bottled water found to contain plastic particles
83% of tap water found to contain plastic particles
50% of consumer plastics are single use
10% of all human-generated waste is plastic
Why is Plastic Pollution Dangerous?
“The choices that we make today will define our collective future. Let us all join together to beat plastic pollution and make this planet a better place to live”
- Narendra Modi
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