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Plastics are mostly sourced from distilling Crude Oil and extracting Naphtha, the crucial compound required for plastic manufacturing.
Out of 4,500MegaTon of oil consumed by the world annually, 350MT is used for plastic production (±7.78%).
(Roberts, Big Oil's hopes)
Different type of plastics have a different lifecycle as shown below,
1. Plastic Bags : 20 Years
2. Plastic Straws : 200 Years
3. Plastic Bottle and Cups : 450 Years
WWF Australia reported that around 75% of the water bottles ended up unrecycled, in places such as in landfills, waterways and oceans.
Microplastics (plastics with diameter smaller than 5mm) have been found in marine life. Both in the deepest of the seas as well as fresh water wildlife. This in turns have a probability of ending up on your meal.
Based on a 2017 UN report, around 51 Trillion Microplastics particles can be found in the seas.
(Simke, There Is Plastic In Your Fish)
Shall we carry on with our current path, here are some projections:
1. By 2050, There'll be more plastics than fish in the seas
2. By 2050, Microplastics can be found in 99% of earth's sea birds.