In the past decade, humans have produced more disposable plastic than in the entire 20th century. By 2050 it's estimated there will be more plastic than fish in the sea . It has been discovered in the highest mountains and the deepest oceans. It is even in much of the clothing we wear.
Protecting the environment should be at the top of everyone’s priority list. Climate change is a serious issue, with our planet now warmer than at any point in the past 800,000 years. On top of this, everyday new and frightening statistics reveal the extent to which our plastic waste is endangering life in our oceans. Up to 12 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the sea each year - that's approximately the weight of a million London buses and, in the past decade, humans have produced more disposable plastic than in the entire 20th century.