OWP™ FACTS
10 facts on plastic pollution in our oceans

Plastic pollution in the oceans is one of the biggest environmental concerns of our lifetime and is set to triple in the next decade unless prompt action is taken

If current trends continue, our oceans could contain more plastic than fish by weight in 2050.

1. OWP™ FACT
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MORE THAN

MORE THAN

MORE THAN

8 Million
5 Trillion
95%

tons of plastic enter our

oceans every year

pieces of plastic currently

litter the oceans (>150 million tons)

of all plastic packaging is never recycled

5. OWP™ FACT

At least 90% of the plastic polluting the oceans comes from just 10 rivers in the world

08

IN ASIA

02

IN AFRICA

6. OWP™ FACT

The amount of plastic in the ocean is set to increase tenfold by 2020

7. OWP™ FACT

100.000 marine mammals and 1 million seabirds die every year as a result of plastic pollution

8. OWP™ FACT

Plastic is found in the ocean as far as 11 km deep, meaning synthetic fibers have contaminated even the most remote places on earth

9. OWP™ FACT

The likelihood of coral becoming diseased increases from 4% to 89% after being in contact with plastic

10. OWP™ FACT

Sea turtles eat plastic bags mistaking them for jellyfish and more than half of the world’s sea turtles have consumed plastic.

Ocean Waste Plastic

We try to find new ways to achieve a more sustainable future for both the environment and the packaging industry. OWP (Ocean Waste Plastic) is one of them.

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