Plastic has been found in more than 60% of all seabirds and in 100% of sea turtles species.
Every year, 8 million metric tons (8.8 million tons) of plastics enter our ocean on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons (165 million tons) that currently circulate our marine environments.
2.5 billion tons of solid waste was produced in 2010; 275 million metric tons (303 million tons) of it was plastic waste.
2 billion people within 30 miles of the coast create 100 million metric tons (110 million tons) of coastal plastic waste.
At the current rate, we could be facing 250 million metric tons (275 million tons) in the ocean in less than 10 years.
Source: Ocean Conservancy