THE PLASTIC PROBLEM.
8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide so far.
91% of the discarded plastic is not recycled.
12.7 million tons of plastic get into the sea every year.
2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the sea.
It takes up to 600 years until plastic is decomposed into micro-plastic.
40 million Plastic bottles are used every day in Germany.
There are over 700 species of sea animals threatened by plastic.
Sea turtles confuse plastic with their food - 50% die of the consequences.
Seals & Sea lions get caught in plastic bags or the like and die painfully.
98% of the explored albatrosses are found with plastic particles in their stomachs.
More than 10% of all polls and dolphins already have plastic in their stomachs.
All kinds of fish absorb microplastic.
Plastic can enter our body in different ways:
- By drinking contaminated water.
- By eating a fish that has already come into contact with the toxins dissolved by plastic.
Plastic also contains the toxic substances lead cadmium and mercury.
Plastic toxins are directly associated with cancer birth defects immune diseases and developmental disorders in children.
BPA is used for many packaging especially plastic bottles and food packaging.
BPA is known to have a negative impact on the human hormone system.