Even if just a fraction of beach-goers and outdoor enthusiasts join in cleanup efforts, we will collectively stem the tide of plastic and litter pollution.
- 1.9 BILLION tons of litter ends up in the ocean each year
- 80% of the trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (an area TWICE as large as the state of Texas) comes from North America and Asia
- 100 MILLION lbs of trash is generated in the US National Parks annually(2017)
- The trash in the ocean kills more than one million seabirds and 100,000+ marine mammals and turtles each year through ingestion and entanglement.
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