A new study reveals that by 2050, 99 percent of seabirds will likely have undigestible pieces of plastic trash in their bellies. -Plastic Pollution Coalition
Albatross Film Trailer:
ALBATROSS is a powerful visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on Earth, tens of thousands of albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic.
In numbers | Plastic in the sea
300 million – tons of plastic produced globally each year
12 per cent – amount of plastic which is recycled
Five trillion – pieces of microplastic in ocean, with one rubbish truck load added each minute
11,000 – pieces of microplastic ingested by humans each year from seafood
780,000 – microplastics humans will ingest by the end of the century if trends continue
8.5 billion – plastic bags used in English supermarkets annually before 5p charge
6 billion – estimated bags removed from circulation annually at last count, an 80 per cent reduction.
12 minutes – useful lifespan of average plastic bag
Source: The Telegraph
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