25 Shocking Facts About Pollution

Posted by , Updated on March 30, 2017

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Let’s take a moment to reflect on a sad truth. Our planet and almost all animals and plants living on it are struggling with man-made pollution. The world pollution statistics are simply alarming! These horrible state of our planet is made tangible when we see revolting pictures of birds covered in oil, poisoned fish, trapped turtles, etc. You can’t help but feel sad at the mere sight of it all. On today’s list, we’re going to share with you facts about air pollution, facts about pollution in the ocean, and facts about about land pollution in order to show you a glimpse of the seriousness and scale of the problem. These are 25 shocking facts about pollution.


25

Every year, more than 14 billion pounds (6 billion kilograms) of garbage is dumped into the world's ocean. Most of it, is plastic that is toxic to marine life.

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24

Known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, there even is a “continent” made from the plastic trash, floating in the Pacific Ocean. According to some estimates, the patch can be as large as twice the size of the US.

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23

Landfills are among the biggest contributors to soil pollution. About 80% of the items buried in landfills could be recycled.

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22

There are more than 500 million cars in the world now and the number is expected to rise to over a billion by 2030, which means the pollution caused by cars could potentially double by that year.

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Americans make up about 5% of the world´s population but produce as much as 30% of the world´s waste and use about a quarter of the world´s natural resources.

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