.Plastic contains micro plastics that can potentially stay on the earth for a 1000 years .
Every one second a bus load of harmful rubbish is dumped on to our planet
“More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped in our oceans every year.” Packaging is the largest end-use market segment accounting for just over 40% of total plastic usage. Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. A plastic bag has an average “working life” of 15 minutes.
The production of plastic uses around 8% of the world's oil production. 90% of the trash floating in our oceans is made of plastic, around 46,000 pieces per square mile. Plastic is made from petroleum. Some of the components used to make plastic like phthalates and bisphenol A are harmful to our health.