Did you know that plastic makes up 80 percent of the volume of litter on roads, parks and beaches and 90 percent of the floating litter in the ocean? Would you be surprised to learn that in every square mile of ocean there are more than 46,000 pieces of plastic? I did not know these disturbing facts about plastics until I read the Voter Information packet that arrived in the mailbox. Reading these facts about plastics prompted me to do some research. This is a sample of what I found:
• Plastic bags are the second most common type of ocean refuse, right after cigarette butts.