Oceans / Coast
Parks & Green Spaces
Plastic Pollution Damages our Environment and our Future
Americans throw away over
100 billion plastic bags
every year. Each of these bags takes
500 hundred years or more
By the year 2050, there will be
more plastic in our oceans than fish.
Two thirds of the fish species for sale at a local California market were recently found to have plastic or other debris in them. Fish eat our plastic trash when it ends up in the ocean.
These pieces of plastic can end up in our bodies when we eat fish.