Plastic pollution and litter are not inevitable, unalterable conditions for they have no alignment with the Nature of Love and Beauty nor with Spiritual Truth. Therefore it CAN be changed! We do our part with our intention and attention, making choices to reduce the use of plastic and help clean it up.
Facts about plastic bottles that end up in the new Gulf of Mexico Garbage Patch:
- Last year, the average American used 167 disposable bottles, but only recycled 38.
- In the US, 38 billion water bottles – more than $1 billion worth of plastic – are wasted each year.
Facts about plastic bags that end up in the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch:
- 160,000 plastic bags are used globally every second!
- 5 trillion plastic bags are produced yearly. That can encircle the world 7 times.
- Plastic will only start degrading after 700 years and will only fully degrade in 1000 years. This means that all the plastic that has ever been produced has not degraded yet.