World Environment Day 2018: Five Stark Facts About Plastic Pollution

Updated: June 05, 2018 17:19 IST

India is the global host of 45th World Environment Day which will take place on June 5 with a theme of 'Beat Plastic Pollution'. This year, the theme urges various stakeholders to come together and fight against plastic which is a threat to our planet. It urges people to refuse plastic and look for alternatives to commonly used plastic product.

World Environment Day 2018: Five Stark Facts About Plastic Pollution
Each year, at least 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans, which is equivalent to a full garbage truck every minute.
World Environment Day 2018: Five Stark Facts About Plastic Pollution
Plastic makes up 10 per cent of all of the waste we generate in the world.
World Environment Day 2018: Five Stark Facts About Plastic Pollution
50 per cent of the plastic we use is single-use or disposable plastic which includes disposable spoons, cups, plates, and many more.
World Environment Day 2018: Five Stark Facts About Plastic Pollution
1 million plastic bottles are purchased every minute, most of which end up polluting water bodies.
World Environment Day 2018: Five Stark Facts About Plastic Pollution
In world, 500 billion plastic bags are used every year.

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