COI Gazette – 10 August 2018

What we leave behind

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A quick look at the statistics for plastic pollution is sobering.

Every year the world uses 500 billion plastic bags; Each year, at least eight million tons of plastic end up in the oceans, the equivalent of a full rubbish truck every minute; In the last decade, we produced more plastic than in the whole last century; 50% of the plastic we use is single-use or disposable; We buy one million plastic bottles every minute; Plastic makes up 10% of all of the waste we generate.

Supermarkets love it. Environmentalists hate it…



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