15 Scary facts about plastic that you need to know!

Neha Kandwal
5 min readOct 31, 2019

What is your greatest fear? What scares you the most?
Mine is to think about the world ending. There are many factors contributing to that but what scares me the most is the plastic-menace that could potentially bring an end to our world if the current affairs continue. So, in-line with the Halloween theme for today, I compiled some facts about plastic that will surely give you nightmares.

1. One million plastic bottles are sold every minute
1,000,000- This is a million and by the time you finish reading this paragraph, these many plastic bottles would have been sold. Drinks bottles are one of the most popular forms of plastic packaging which ends up as wastage. Sadly, less than 50% of these are recycled. Just 7% of the plastic bottles are transformed into new bottles.

2. Yearly plastic waste generated can encircle the earth four times
The amount of plastic packaging that is thrown away every single year is enough in length to circle the globe four times over. Every year, plastic waste increases at a rate of 9%.

3. 50% of plastic is SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
Half of the plastic that is destroying the ecosystem is created for single use. These mostly include plastic bottles, coffee cup lids, straws, and food packaging. With such a…



Neha Kandwal

LordCommander @iamgreenified. Environmentalist.Compulsive traveler. Eco-blogger. Aspiring Captain Planet. Sharing stories, anecdotes, and thoughts.