The BBC has published a great, in depth article on the plastic problem, which is well worth a read. Below are a couple of charts, which briefly summarise the problem with plastics. Here’s the link if you want to read more.
OVERCONSUMPTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Friends of the Earth have a fantastic, in-depth website, which explains how bad the problem is, but also suggests ways we can help reduce our own consumption.
THE DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT OF HUMANITY
The Guardian explains how we make up such a small proportion of global ‘life’, yet the majority of creatures on earth are farmed for our consumption.