8 miillion Tons of plastic that ended up in the ocean from coastal counties in 2010.
1 of 6 Plastic bottles recycled.
165% The amount plastic has increased between 1969 and 2009. (Overall, however, paper, metal, glass, and beverage container litter has decreased by 74.4%.)
90% In Tampa Bay, nearly all of the microplastics are microfibers, which can be traced back to washing clothes.
4.5 trillion Number of cigarette butts (made of a form of plastic) discarded as litter annually, making it the most abundant form of litter in the world.
100,000 Number of animals that die each year as a result of eating or being entangled in marine debris, primarily plastic.
$11 billion National cost for cleaning up litter annually about 10 times the cost of proper trash disposal.