Every year over 300 million tons of plastic are produced, much of it for one-time use and less than 5% of the world’s plastics are recycled. National Geographic estimates that over 85 million plastic bottles are used every three minutes. In many cases, plastic waste that is not incinerated or land-filled makes its way to the oceans. We need to stop the flow of plastics to our ocean – at our current rate, plastics are expected to outweigh our ocean’s fish population by 2050.

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