Single-Use plastic is items such as plastic bottles and plastic bags from grocery stores. These items are 89% of the ocean’s plastic waste. Many people know that plastic is polluting the ocean but they don’t know exactly what the main problem is.
2.5 billion rely on seafood for their main protein intake. This is 33% of the world. If we continue to pollute the ocean like this it will only damage us more.
There are believed to be 46,000 pieces of plastic in every square mile of ocean.
Australia alone uses 6.9 billion plastic bags a year and 3.6 billion are plastic shopping bags. This is part of the reason I believe grocery stores going plastic-free would be the best that would decrease plastic waste.
100,000 sea animals die a year from plastic entanglement. The #1 thing sailors see in our oceans are plastic bags.
In Ireland, they introduced a 15c plastic bag tax and reduced their usage by 90% in one year. It is now 22 cents. You can take action to by only bringing reusable bags to the store. This issue may not be very known but it is important