• Covid-19  has already caused massive amounts of single use PPE to pollute the ocean, which will casuse damage long after the global pandemic is declared to be over.
  • Records show 20% fewer plastic bags were found on UK beaches since the 5p charge in 2011
  • Plastic bags take up to 300 years to fragment but remain in the environment indefinitely
  • A million plastic bottles a minute are bought around the world
  • Around 40% of plastic waste in Europe is packaging
  • 1 in 3 fish caught for human consumption now contain plastic
  • Plastic pollution kills over 100,000 marine mammals and turtles and over 1 million sea birds each year