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Plastic —
What We Know

Boland Bottles®
22.10.20223 min read
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We know that a lot of plastic is consumed worldwide and with this comes negatives impacts on the environment, but here are a few facts to put things into perspective.

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Boland Bottles®
22.10.20223 min read
Pile of plastic bottles
01.

Plastic Consumption.

300 million tonnes of plastic waste is produced annually, that's almost the weight of the entire human population!

Pile of plastic bottles
02.

Plastic Bottle Consumption.

Over 1 million single-use plastic bottles are purchased around the world every minute, that's over 526 billion bottles every year!

Plastic pollution
03.

Recycling.

Only around 9% of plastic made has ever been recycled, while around 79% has been discarded in landfills or the natural environment, affecting our precious wildlife, land and oceans.

Worldwide, 73 percent of beach litter is plastic: filters from cigarette butts, bottles, bottle caps, food wrappers, grocery bags, and polystyrene containers.

Polluted beach
Degradation of plastic waste
04.

Degradation.

It can take over 450 years for plastic to degrade, and most of it still exists is some form.

Ocean plastic waste
05.

Our Oceans.

An unimaginable 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the world's oceans every year, and if current trends continue, our oceans could contain more plastic than fish by 2050.