GREENPEACE: SAY NO TO OCEAN PLASTICS

SAY NO TO OCEAN PLASTICS

A truckload of plastic waste enters the ocean every minute.

Up to 12 million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean every year and will take centuries to degrade. An area of plastic rubbish three times the size of the UK has been floating in the north Pacific for decades – and every year thousands of turtles and other ocean creatures are harmed and killed by eating and getting entangled in plastic debris. Greenpeace is campaigning hard over the next few years, to stop the flow of plastic pollution into our oceans.

Our collection and recycling systems just can’t keep up with the surging numbers of plastic bottles that we’re being sold by the companies that produce them. Even though plastic bottles are made from one of the most valuable plastics for recycling, only just over half of the plastic bottles produced globally are recycled – with less than 1 in 10 recycled into new plastic bottles.

In the UK, that’s as many as 16 million plastic bottles every day that are being dumped in our environment!

SAY NO TO OCEAN PLASTICS

Read more and please sign the petition.

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