"90 of plastic is used only once and then discarded"
(Rhodes, 2019, pg.218)
8 to 9 million tons of plastic!
"each year, at least 100,000 marine animals and over a million seabirds are killed through plastic waste, either by ingestion or entanglement" (Rhodes, 2019, pg.232).
"By 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish" (Hahladakis, 2020, pg.12833)
To learn more about plastic pollution, visit https://www.epa.gov/trash-free-waters
Hahladakis J. N. (2020). Delineating the global plastic marine litter challenge: Clarifying the misconceptions. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 192(5), 267. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-020-8202-9
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Rhodes C. J. (2019). Solving the plastic problem: From cradle to grave, to reincarnation. Science Progress, 102(3), 218–248. https://doi-org.ezproxy.library.cabrini.edu/10.1177/0036850419867204
Thushari, G., & Senevirathna, J. (2020). Plastic pollution in the marine environment. Heliyon, 6(8), e04709. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04709
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