MESSAGE OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 5 JUNE 2018
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Every year, we use some 500 billion plastic bags. Every year, as much as 13 million tons of plastic finds its way into the ocean. Every year, 17 million barrels of oil are used to produce plastic.
These single-use plastics are convenient for us, the users. But they are not convenient for the natural ecosystems and for those that harbor them. Plastics kill some 100,000 marine animals each year. The victims include turtles, fish, birds and other species and living organisms.
Think about this. Then consider that global plastic production is projected to nearly double over the next 10 to 15 years. We have a recipe for potential disaster!