Yearly, approximately 14 Billion Pounds of garbage is dumped into the ocean. Plastic is the major constituent. The pollution kills more than 1 Million seabirds and 100 Million Mammals per year.
Rinkesh Kukreja, Conserve Energy Future Founder | Recipient of the Above Green: Top 50 Eco-Conscious BLOG 2017 Awards & Green Match: Best Green Energy Website 2017
The United States is one of the Top 5 leading trash generators in the world. Producing about 228 Million tons of waste in 2006, a figure that climbed to 254 tons by 2013.
Ann M. Simmons, Reporter at Los Angeles Times (2016)
That’s expected to soar to 4 Billion tons by 2100.