Join The Movement & Stop Plastic Pollution!
Plastics are choking marine life, our waterways, and our bodies. The latest study1 shows that since large-scale plastic production began in the 1950s, 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic have been produced. Plastics take hundreds of years to biodegrade, and only a small percentage is recycled.
Each year more than 8 million metric tons2 of plastic end up in our oceans, and microplastics -- including microbeads and microfibers -- present the biggest challenge. There are 51 trillion microplastic particles suspended in our seas. That's 500 times more than the number of stars in our galaxy.3
If current trends continue, researchers predict over 13 billion tons of plastic will be discarded in landfills or in the environment by 2050.4 In fact, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.5
We’ve seen pictures of marine life suffocating from plastic—100,000 marine mammals and one million seabirds are killed from plastic in the ocean every year.6
The only way to stop global plastic pollution is at the source. We demand that companies take back the waste they make. We push for strong regulation of fossil-fueled plastics production. We won’t rest until plastics are a closed loop, with zero new plastic waste entering our rivers, lakes and oceans.
We are a powerful movement -- but we cannot win without the support of changemakers like you. So what do you say? Will you join us in pushing for the very best Solutions?
1/4. "Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made." Science Advances. July 19, 2017. Vol. 3, no. 7.
2/3. "‘Turn the tide on plastic’ urges UN, as microplastics in the seas now outnumber stars in our galaxy." UN News Centre, July 28, 2017.
5. "By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans, study says." The Washington Post, January 20, 2016.
6. "Facts and figures on marine pollution." UNESCO.