Here are just a few of his ‘Horrifying Ocean Facts’: between 4.8 million and 12.7 million tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year and can be found everywhere from the Poles to the Equator, on coastlines, on the sea surface, and on the seafloor.
“North Sea mussels contain on average one particle of plastic per gram of tissue. They get it from the seawater which is polluted with plastics from cosmetics, synthetic clothing, packaging, you name it. So you will be eating three hundred pieces of plastic in 10 minutes.
Putting a deposit on Plastic Bottles so that they are returned rather than throw has been
Launched in Germany with great success. When you are about to head out to the supermarket to do your weekly shopping gather up all the empty plastic and glass bottles and soft drink cans you have brought throughout the week and kept waiting to recycle them. It doesn’t matter where in Germany you have brought your bottle or can, they can all be recycled at your local supermarket.
Keep your receipt! The amount at the bottom is the cash you get back from recycling your bottles. This is based on the Pfand (deposit) you paid when you brought your bottle. Most 500mL bottles of soft drink carry a 15c deposit, whilst the 1.5l ones carry a 25c deposit.
When going through the checkout when purchasing your groceries hand this receipt to the cashier and you will get the amount of the receipt deducted from your bill. If you don’t have anything to buy, you can just hand your receipt to the cashier and get the money back.
Some reports about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” would lead you to believe that this marine mass of plastic is bigger than Texas—maybe twice as big as the Lone Star State, or even twice as big as the continental U.S.