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It’s estimated that over 99 percent of all seabird species—and over 90 percent of individual seabirds—will have ingested plastic by 2050.
All known species of sea turtles have been affected by entanglement or ingestion of plastic, and the frequency of encounters has increased over time.
Over half of marine mammal species will be harmed by plastic in their lifetimes.
Plastic poses a health risk to aquatic animals, including fish, turtles, and birds, because of possible entanglement and ingestion.
Plastic utensils and plastic bags are ranked by experts as one of the most dangerous types of plastic for marine animals to ingest.
About 22 million pounds of plastic flows into the Great Lakes each year– equivalent to 100 Olympic-sized pools full of plastic bottles dumped into the lake every year.