The Aquafriends Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness to one of the largest disasters to ever hit our planet.
Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every HOUR.
Americans generate 10.5 million tons of plastic waste a year but recycle only 1 to 2% of it.
An estimated 14 billion pounds of trash, much of it plastic, is dumped in the world’s oceans every year.
Most ocean pollution begins on land. When large tracts of land are plowed, the exposed soil can erode during rainstorms.
Much of this runoff flows to the sea, carrying with it agricultural fertilizers and pesticides.
Eighty percent of pollution to the marine environment comes from the land.