The world has become addicted to single-use or disposable plastic. In total, half of all plastic produced is designed to be used only once — and then thrown away.
Plastic waste — whether in a river, an ocean, or on land — can persist in the environment for centuries — resulting in severe environmental consequences.
According to the UN, up to 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year. Even more troubling, more than 99% of plastics are produced from chemicals derived from oil, natural gas and coal — all of which are dirty, non-renewable resources.