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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.