Americans use an estimated 500 million straws daily.
Plastic straws are among top 10 most collected items at beach cleanups
In the last 25 years, over 6 million straws and stirrers were removed from beaches during annual cleaning events.
Plastic constitutes 90% of all trash floating in the world’s oceans.
Over 1,000,000 seabirds fall victim to plastic consumption annually.
In the North Pacific alone, about 12,000 to 24,000 tons of plastics end up in the digestive systems of fish.
80% of Ocean Plastic Comes From Land-Based Sources.
Between 22 and 43% of plastic worldwide is disposed of in landfills.
Plastic contributes over 250,000 tons of trash.
90% of Seabirds Have Ingested Plastic