Can you imagine a world without plastic? Believe it or not, plastics have been mass-produced only from the 1950s – that’s less than 70 years ago! Yet, in this extremely short period, we have manufactured over 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic, equivalent to the weight of 25000 Empire State Buildings (this gigantic icon weighs in at 331,000 tons)!
Check this infographic to understand the startlingly frightening but true situation of global plastics production. What’s more, take note of amount of plastic waste being created today, and the horrifying projection. Do we need to be more sensitive about using plastics?
Infographic by – University of Georgia