PLASTICS

"DISPOSABLE PLASTICS ARE MADE TO LAST FOREVER."    PLASTIC POLLUTION COALITION

FIVE TRILLION

More than 

 

pieces of plastic are already in the world's oceans. (Ellen MacArthur Foundation)

 

70%

of marine litter is non-degradable plastic. (Foresight Future of the Sea Report)

 

ONE TRILLION

single use plastic bags are discarded globally per year. (100 Miles)

 

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EIGHT MILLION

tons of plastic trash leak into the oceans per year. (Foresight Future of the Sea Report)

 

Without immediate intervention, the amount of plastic in our oceans is expected to 

 

TRIPLE

within the decade.        (Foresight Future of the Sea Report)

 

In fact, by weight, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish by:

 

2050

 VIDEOS

A collection of brief videos illustrating the effects of plastic pollution and ways you can help. Links to the producers of these videos are provided on the playlist.  Total running time for all six videos is less than 15 minutes.

 

PLAYLIST

See videos below.

 

1

Open your Eyes

Narrated by Jeff Bridges, this four minute video examines the effects of living in a plastic society. From the Plastic Pollution Coalition.

 

2

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

This five minute video produced by PBS Digital Studios for "It's O.K. to be Smart" covers the history of plastics, the effects of plastic on marine life, and the six "R's": Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink, Repair, Refuse.

3

How Does Plastic End Up in Our Oceans

This two minute long video, produced by the "End Ocean Plastics" campaign by Greenpeace UK, reveals the three most common ways plastic finds its way to our oceans.

4

Now is the time to Act

A brief video about the simple yet effective "5minutebeachcleanup" movement. 

5

Tips to Stop Plastic Pollution

This one minute video provides five ways you can help to stop plastic pollution. Produced by City to Sea.

6

A Plastic Free Day

Produced by 1 Million Women, this brief video provides helpful hints on how to live "single-use plastic" free.

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