Here’s the facts:
We use 38.5 million plastic bottles in the UK every day1. Only 5% of those get recycled, while around 16 million bottles end up in the ocean or landfills.
That’s around 5,840,000,000 plastic bottles wasted per year. In fact, there’s so much waste in the ocean that an area the size of France has formed in the Pacific made from un-recycled plastics. By 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish.