“Only we humans make waste that nature can’t digest”
- Charles Moore,
Algalita Marine Research Foundation
Listen to Moore's TED Talk
8 Million metric tons of Plastic enters the Ocean each year
Ocean Conservancy, NOAA
The United States produces the most plastic waste globally producing 42,027,215 metrics tons in 2016.
The same year the United States ranked third globally in waste mismanagement.
Law, K. L., Starr, N., Siegler, T. R., Jambeck, J. R., Mallos, N. J., & Leonard, G. H. (2020). The United States’ contribution of plastic waste to land and ocean. Science advances, 6(44), eabd0288.