The Science of Litter
- Pollution within rivers and lakes is happening at a rate faster than ecosystems can naturally recycle and purify.
- Coastal water eutrophication (oxygen and nutrient deterioration) is expected to increase 20% by 2050.
- 99% of seabirds will have eaten plastic by the year 2050.
- A plastic bottle can take up to 450 years to degrade while aluminum cans can take up to 80-200 years.
- An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic ends up in oceans annually.
- Since 1980, cigarette butts make up 40% of items collected in annual coastal and urban cleanup.
- Nearly 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are discarded annually around the world.
As we learn more about the impact that litter accumulation has on our planet’s ecosystems — we are confident in Stridy’s mission and purpose to facilitate cleaner environments for the people, by the people.
Download Stridy today to help clean your community and your world.