Around the world, almost 1 million plastic bottles are purchased every MINUTE. More than 90% of plastics do not get recycled, which means they end up in our landfills, or worse, in our oceans. More than 8 million tons of plastic get dumped into our oceans annually, which has been devastating to sea life, and in turn, to us all. At Walking Lightly, we believe that if consumers demand better and different models, industries will be forced to adapt and real change will happen. This is why we partner with suppliers who take back the containers they ship in, and are constantly working to reduce our own waste. We are learning, improving, and we can do this together!
Sources: plasticoceans.org; bioplasticsnews.com