Statistic Verification |
Source: Smart Green Tips, Earth 911 |
Date Verified: 4.21.2012 |
Plastic Statistics | |
Total number of plastic bags used worldwide annually | 1 trillion |
Total number of plastic bags China consumes everyday | 3 billion |
Total number of plastic bags used every minute | 1 million |
Total number of years it takes for a plastic bag to degrade | 1,000 years |
Total amount of plastic bags that were discarded in 2008 | 3.5 million tons |
Total amount of plastic floating in every square mile of ocean | 46,000 pieces |
Average amount of plastic bags consumed per family in 4 trips to the grocery store | 60 |
Percent of plastic made every year that will end up in the ocean | 10% |
Total amount of plastic bags used by U.S. citizens every year | 100 billion |
Average amount of plastic bottles a U.S. household will use each year | 500 plastic bottles |
Percent of household waste that is plastic | 11% |
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