'St.Peter's College stopping the tide of plastic'

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Did you know…………….

2 Billion People have no access to proper waste disposal facilities.

Every minute the equivalent of an entire rubbish truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans.    

8 million tonnes of plastic is dumped in our oceans every year.

Microplastics    

Trillions of microplastics, some no bigger than a speck of dust are being pumped into our oceans.

Microplastics are contained in our face scrubs, toothpastes, body scrubs and shampoos and microscopic fibres from our synthetic clothes.

A study has found that on average 700,000 microplastic fibres are washed off our synthetic clothing in every wash.

Fishing industry

1 million tonnes of fishing gear is lost or dumped at sea each year.

Entanglements are killing lots of sea life; 300,000 mammals and 400,000 sea birds are being killed each year

Did you know that the fishing industry puts more plastic in the sea than any other sector?

Rain water washes tiny beads of plastic from car tyres into drains. These microplastics then flow into our drains and into the sea.  

Nearly every fishing line and net is made of plastic.