We’re Up to a Million Plastic Bottles Per Minute

May 11, 2019 at 6:36 pm




Humans buy a million plastic bottles a minute and 93% of them aren’t recycled




Globally, humans are purchasing a million plastic bottles every single minute, according to a report by Euromonitor International.

That’s 20,000 bottles every second and almost half a trillion bottles a year.

Only 7% of them are recycled into new bottles, according to The Guardian.

Although some trendy companies are turning them into t-shirts, shoes and other articles of polyester clothing, the vast majority end up in landfills or the ocean.

It takes around 500 years for plastic bottles to degrade, and they pretty much never biodegrade. They just break into little micro plastics that contamiate soil and water.

It is estimated there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050.

Perhaps consider investing in a water filter and stainless steel water bottle: