Plastic Pollution
September 28 2007

Some Facts About Plastic

by Maggie

  • Californians are issued 600 plastic bags EVERY SECOND. Most are used only one time and then discarded
  • The amount of petroleum required to produce single use water bottles, filter the water, transport and dispose of these UN-necessities could be represented with each bottle being quarter- filled with petroleum.
  • Plastics, like diamonds, are forever. They don’t bio-degrade. An estimated 63 pounds of plastics for each American enters landfills each year. Less than 4% of plastics are recycled in any way. The triangle of arrows around a number doesn’t automatically signify that the plastic product can be recycled! Only types 1 and 2 are easily recyclable.