Here are some of the Shocking Ocean Pollution Statistics:
-100 million marine animals die each year from plastic waste alone.
-100,000 marine animals die from getting entangled in plastic yearly – this is just the creatures we find!
-1 in 3 marine mammal species get found entangled in litter, 12-14,000 tons of plastic are ingested by North Pacific fish yearly.
-In the past 10 years, we’ve made more plastic than in the last century. By 2050, the pollution of fish will be outnumbered by our dumped plastic.
-The largest trash site on the planet is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, twice the surface area of Texas, it outnumbers sea life there 6 to 1.
-300 Million tons of plastic gets created yearly, and this weighs the same as the entire human population, and 50% is single use only.
-There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic waste estimated to be in our oceans. 269,000 tons float, 4 billion microfibers per km² dwell below the surface.
-70% of our debris sinks into the ocean’s ecosystem, 15% floats, and 15% lands on our beaches.
-In terms of plastic, 8.3 million tons are discarded in the sea yearly. Of which, 236,000 are ingestible microplastics that marine creatures mistake for food.
-Plastics take 500-1000 years to degrade; currently 79% is sent to landfills or the ocean, while only 9% is recycled, and 12% gets incinerated.
This holiday season, step away from the plastic and give your loved ones something they’ll really cherish. This year let’s try to break the cycle of giving and receiving plastic items that will end up in the trash. Instead, let’s focus on giving gifts that are eco-friendly, sustainable, and won’t add to the mounting problem of plastic pollution. So whether you’re looking for a stocking stuffer or a present for that hard-to-shop-for relative, read on for some great options. Here are some plastic-free gift ideas that will put a smile on their faces without harming the environment.
A reusable water bottle, tumbler, or coffee mug.
This is a great gift for just about anyone! This is a fantastic gift for just about anyone on your list. Help your friends and family ditch disposable cups and single-use plastic water bottles by getting them their very own reusable one! Plus, they’ll think of you every time they use it!
Live Elemental Bottles are your perfect choice! With High-grade stainless steel insulated water bottles, these trendy, fashionable and eco-friendly sustainable drinkware are sure to brighten up your loved ones this holiday season! Plus, there are so many different styles and designs available, so you’re sure to find one that suits your loved one’s personality and style. Not just that, you can customize your gifts and choose your perfect engravings for each product! One way to make your family and loved ones feel special is to give them a personalized gift this Holiday season so grab it!