How much harm can my one plastic cotton bud make ? – Said 7.5 Billion People
Once again we will cover the plastic epidemic by this time looking at cotton bud pollution statistics for the Maltese Islands. It is very easy to underestimate the effect that such a small item can have on our flora and fauna, but these numbers we will show
All the results you will see which concern the Maltese Islands were all meticulously calculated by our team using some statistical data provided by the National Statistics Office of Malta (NSO) and a big chunk of data collected by us through surveys and observations. Statistics regarding European and global consumption were collected from International Environment Organisations.
These are some of the findings!
● At least 40 tonnes of plastic
● If the plastic cotton buds consumed in the Maltese Islands per year had to be placed end to end, they would stretch from Malta to London and back, TWICE!
Anything as trivial as a cotton bud which is used for 1 minute should not stay around for thousands of years. Even worse, endangering land and marine life not to mention that it is now established itself in the food chain. We at Rebels with a Cause
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Watch out for updates in our blog, as we shall discuss the various alternatives to plastic cotton buds and why we believe that our bamboo cotton buds are the best!