The folks at "Oneworld Oneocean" have some amazing information for us about plastics and the devastation happening in our oceans.
CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELLOW TO READ THE ENTIRE BREAKDOWN, or visit their website at www.oneworldoneocean.com.
Here are a few things that caught our attention...
• Americans use roughly 100 billion plastic bags per year. Plastic bags can take 400 to 1,000 years to decompose, but their chemical residues remain for years after.
• 8 of the top 10 items found on beaches during last year's international coastal clean-up day were plastics related to eating & drinking.
• Rubber ducks lost from shipping containers in the North Pacific were found near Scotland, in the North Atlantic. Tsunami debris from Japan arrived in North America, after crossing the largest ocean on earth in just 10 months.
• As of 2009, Southern California cities have spent over $1.7 billion dollars to keep water-ways from being over legal trash limits.
Image and content source: www.oneworldoneocean.com.
Let's start doing our part and make a difference by up-cycling old items and turning them into new creations for gifts, home decor, organizational containers, or even outdoor accent pieces. Here's a link to some Pinterest Pins that are all about recycling - or should we say "up-cycling"!
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