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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 to decompose.
  • 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.