Globally, we produce a massive amount of plastic – over 380 million tons every year. It’s everywhere in our daily lives and we’ve become dependent on it. Half of all plastic produced is single-use – meaning it’s thrown away after just one use. Think bottles, bags, straws, cups and lids.
Used for just a few moments, but forever on the planet – all plastic that has ever been produced still exists today. We thought recycling was the answer but it’s not. It’s estimated that less than 9% of all plastic has been recycled!