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The Problem

The Problem

Plastic pollution in our oceans poses a real threat to whales and dolphins. 56% of all whale and dolphin species, from small fish-eating dolphins to the largest filter feeding whales, have been recorded eating marine plastics they've mistaken for food. Plastic is #NotWhaleFood. Each and every one of us can help to keep the oceans plastic-free and secure a safe future for these amazing creatures.
Between 5 million and 13 million tonnes of plastic leak into the world’s oceans every year. That’s more than the combined weight of every single blue whale on Earth. Between 5 million and 13 million tonnes of plastic leak into the world’s oceans every year. That’s more than the combined weight of every single blue whale on Earth.

5 million

Between 5 million and 13 million tonnes of plastic leak into the world’s oceans every year. That’s more than the combined weight of every single blue whale on Earth.
A single 1L bottle could break down into enough small fragments to put one on every mile of beach in the entire world. A single 1L bottle could break down into enough small fragments to put one on every mile of beach in the entire world.

1 bottle

A single 1L bottle could break down into enough small fragments to put one on every mile of beach in the entire world.
A single use plastic bottle that makes its way into the ocean can take 450 years to break down, meaning it lives twice as long as a Bowhead Whale – one of the longest living creatures on the planet. A single use plastic bottle that makes its way into the ocean can take 450 years to break down, meaning it lives twice as long as a Bowhead Whale – one of the longest living creatures on the planet.

450 years

A single use plastic bottle that makes its way into the ocean can take 450 years to break down, meaning it lives twice as long as a Bowhead Whale – one of the longest living creatures on the planet.
More than 480 billion plastic drinking bottles were sold in 2016 across the world.  More than 480 billion plastic drinking bottles were sold in 2016 across the world.

480 billion

More than 480 billion plastic drinking bottles were sold in 2016 across the world.
Up to 80% of litter that makes its way into the oceans comes from our towns and cities. Up to 80% of litter that makes its way into the oceans comes from our towns and cities.

80%

Up to 80% of litter that makes its way into the oceans comes from our towns and cities.
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Our Heroes

To nominate a #PlasticsHero or share your own stories and tips tag us on social media using #NotWhaleFood or get in touch

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