More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean – every day!

It is worth think about how much plastic you consume each day.

The majority of all plastics ever produced still exist today on our planet. Still more than 300 million ton is manufactured each year.

According to Less Plastic. recycling is not a perfect solution since it can never be recovered to what it was, such as a water bottle. Recycling means at best that it down-cycles into another product, like textiles. At worst, it ends up in nature and oceans where it won’t disappear in several hundreds of years.

 

Plastic addicted. That is what we are.

The amenities of disposable products made of plastic comes at a high price for our environment, wildlife and our own health. About a week ago a stranded whale was found with its stomach full of plastic – and unfortunately this is not news. Birds and other wildlife get entangled and choke on everything we throw away around us. After a long time the plastic gets broken down into small particles which are then eaten by plankton and fish and therafter eaten by humans.

   

But what difference does it make if you avoid plastics?

I think that many of us can feel hopeless. What difference does it make if you behave differently. I also think too many, unfortunately, argues that ”but she is so much worse which and therefore I can buy that extra bag or ’accidentally’ drop disposable cutlery on the ground when there is no bin nearby”.

Every contribution counts, and over time small differences turn into great ones!

Above all, together we can make a big impact, and it is so important that we do. Stop treating plastic like something expendable and start taking it for what it is, something indestructible which will affect the entire ecosystem for a long future.

If you want to know more about how it affects us and our environment, you can read more on the Plastic Oceans website.

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2 thoughts on “More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean – every day!

  1. Thank you for bringing this up! When I sail in summer I use to do ”beach clean-ups” and it´s crazy how everything seem to end up in our oceans.

    1. That’s a step in the right direction! Hopefully we can get more to start considering what they do with the plastic they buy and to start using less of it..

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