Plas­tic waste

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

■ New Zealand is one of the high­est pro­duc­ers of ur­ban waste in the de­vel­oped world, per capita.

■ 79 per cent of plas­tic waste pro­duced world­wide now sits in land­fills, dumps or in the en­vi­ron­ment, in­clud­ing oceans.

Nearly half of the plas­tic waste gen­er­ated world­wide is plas­tic pack­ag­ing.

■ An es­ti­mated five tril­lion plas­tic bags are used world­wide ev­ery year.

One of the top five items found in coastal lit­ter is sin­gle-use plas­tic bags.

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