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50,000: Estimated number of pieces of plastic floating in every square mile of the world’s oceans2.4 million pounds: Amount of plastic pollution that enters the world’s oceans every hour1 million: Number of plastic cups that are consumed on airline flights in the U.S. every 6 hours2 million: Number of plastic beverage bottles that are used in the U.S. ever 5 minutes. The number of plastic water bottles discarded in the U.S. every week could circle the Earth five times.
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50,000: Estimated number of pieces of plastic floating in every square mile of the world’s oceans
2.4 million pounds: Amount of plastic pollution that enters the world’s oceans every hour
1 million: Number of plastic cups that are consumed on airline flights in the U.S. every 6 hours
2 million: Number of plastic beverage bottles that are used in the U.S. ever 5 minutes. The number of plastic water bottles discarded in the U.S. every week could circle the Earth five times.

Learn more about Our Garbage By The Numbers.

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