Around 4 percent of world oil production is used to make plastics.
Source: British Plastics Federation
It takes 500 to 1000 years for plastic to degrade. Thus, every bit manufactured is still present on earth.
Plastic buried deep in landfills can leach harmful chemicals that spread into groundwater.
Each year 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide [over one million plastic bags per minute].
Every year more than a million sea creatures die due to plastic waste.
Animals die a very painful death those eat plastic from dumps.
60 cities in India generate over 15,000 tonnes plastic waste each day, and more than 6,000 tonnes remain uncollected.
Source: TOI via Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
It is now mandatory for all road developers to use waste plastic in making roads.
In many places in India, plastic bags are banned.
We have created a monster, can we deal with it?