Did You Know?

- "An estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic – everything from plastic bottles and bags to microbeads end up in our oceans each year." (Greenpeace 2018)

- "The largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world, known as the 'great Pacific garbage patch', is now three times the size of France" (Ocean Cleanup Project 2018)

- "Research estimates there are over 150 million tons of plastics in the ocean." (2016 World Economic Forum)

- "It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the sea." (The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the Future of Plastics 2016)

- "The extinction of many fish species is due to humans over fishing the oceans to supply an ever increasing populations demand for sea food"(planetearthherald.com 2017)

- "Compounding the problem of overfishing, millions of other animals are accidentally killed — and thrown away — as commercial fishing "bycatch". An astounding 20 million tons of birds, fish, marine mammals, and sea turtles are accidentally caught in fishing nets, longlines, and drift-gillnets each year" (www.biologicaldiversity.org 2018)

- "The world’s population has tripled in the last 60 years placing stress on every aspect of the environment. More land is developed every day to accommodate the urban spread." (planetearthherald.com 2017)

- "Since 1990 half of the world’s rain forests have been destroyed. The clearing of forests continue at an alarming rate." (planetearthherald.com 2017)

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