Of the 30 billion plastic bottles used annually by British households, only 57 percent are recycled.

With half of these going to waste law, half of all plastic bottles that are recycled go to waste.

About 700,000 plastic bottles per day end up as litter.

This is largely due to plastic wrapping around bottles that are not recyclable.

Bottles are a major contributor to the increasing amount of plastic waste in & # 39; oceans of & # 39; e world.

Researchers warned eight million tons of plastic that are currently finding their way into the ocean each year – the equivalent of one truckload per minute.

The amount of plastic waste in & # 39; oceans of & # 39; e world will fish up to 2050, unless the world takes drastic action to further recycle, a report released in 2016 showed.

At current rates, this will increase to four trucks per minute in 2050 and flood the land's own life to become the largest mass inhabiting the oceans.

An overwhelming 95 percent of plastic packaging – worth £ 65 – £ 92 billion – has been lost to the economy after a single use, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation report said.

And available research estimates that there are more than 150 million tons of plastic in the ocean today.

Plastic pollution is destroying the world's ecosystems, both marine and terrestrial. It impacts coasts, kills animals and pollutes large populations of animals

So much plastic is dumped into the sea every year that it would fill five carrier bags for each foot of & # 39; a coastline on & # 39; the planet, scientists have warned.

More than half of the plastic waste that flows into the oceans comes from only five countries: China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

The only industrialized western country on the list of top 20 plastic cleaners is the United States at no. 20.

The US and Europe do not manage their collected waste incorrectly, so the plastic garbage that comes from those countries is thanks to litter, researchers said.

While China is responsible for 2.4 million tons of plastic that makes its way into the ocean, nearly 28 percent of In the world as a whole, the United States contributes just 77,000 tons, which is less than one percent, according to the study published in the journal Science.



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