Shoppers worldwide are using approximately 500 billion single-use plastic bags per year. This translates to about a million bags every minute across the globe, or 150 bags a year for every person on earth. And the number is rising. If you joined them end on end they would circumnavigate the globe 4,200 times.
Last Wednesday, we went to a Dublin beach and found all of this rubbish. We’re visiting beaches around the Dublin area on a weekly basis, so if you’d like to get involved, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a short video from our last trip: