According to a report by the World Economic Forum, if we keep producing plastics at current rates without stopping plastic pollution in our oceans, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050. Here are some of the sobering facts about plastics in our oceans:

Microplastics were discovered in human stool samples in a study of eight participants from Europe, Japan and Russia by the Environment Agency Austria in 2018. SIX OF THE EIGHT PARTICIPANTS consumed fish and all of them drank from plastic bottles and ate food wrapped in plastic.

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