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Waste Facts

Plastics

  • 20 times more plastic is made and used today than it was 50 years ago
  • Plastic can take up to 500 years to fully decompose; we just don’t know..
  • The average household in the UK use 480 plastic bottles each year, with only 270 being recycled and means 44% are being sent to landfill.
  • Americans throw away 2,500,000 plastic bottles per hour on average.

makes you think doesn’t it?

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