Standardised packaging with plastic pollution pictures on single-use plastics.
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Force manufacturers of single-use plastic products to use standardised packaging and put images of plastic pollution on their products. This was done successfully in the tobacco industry.
The problem of plastic pollution is a global issue and all too easy to ignore. Show the public what happens when their product is discarded after one use. This is the responsibility of the manufacturer to show this information.
PLASTIC POLLUTION FACTS AND STATS
Plastic pollution can now be found on every beach in the world, from busy tourist beaches to uninhabited, tropical islands nowhere is safe.
Scientists have recently discovered microplastics embedded deep in the Arctic ice.
In 1950, the world’s population of 2.5 billion produced 1.5 million tons of plastic; in 2016, a global population of more than 7 billion people produced over 320 million tons of plastic. This is set to double by 2034.
Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans.
here may now be around 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces floating in the open ocean. Weighing up to 269,000 tonnes
Plastics consistently make up 60 to 90% of all marine debris studied
Approx 5000 items of marine plastic pollution have been found per mile of beach in the UK
Over 150 plastic bottles litter each mile of UK beaches.
Recent studies have revealed marine plastic pollution in 100% of marine turtles, 59% of whales, 36% of seals and 40% of seabird species examined
100,000 marine mammals and turtles and 1 million sea birds are killed by marine plastic pollution annually
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