My name is Ravi Koranga and I’m a 24-year-old artist from India. I decided to create a theme I felt is so important to understand, posting what’s happening in ocean depictions every day of Inktober.
My conceptual art series shows a tiny scuba diver wandering through different ocean-facing scenarios which depict how much destruction is caused by plastic. And my illustrations don’t end with Inktober. Big Companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi co, Nestle are targeted through my art, which raises the question – Why does Marine Life and the Ocean have to suffer due to the Consequences of their Endless Plastic Production and why we must stop consuming these products. Each piece of artwork has informative knowledge. Make sure to check them out.
So if you’re looking to support cleaner oceans or are in favor of the plastic ban, check out my art below. It will surely show you the importance!
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73% of all beach litter is plastic.
Plastic is found in pretty much every layer of the ocean column and approximately 95% is actually found on the ocean bed. In some places, the ocean bed is over 10 kilometers deep, and it is very difficult to reach those depths.
More than 90% of sea turtles have consumed plastic.
Even glaciers are now contaminated with microplastic. Truly, no place on Earth has escaped pollution.
Every minute one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our ocean.
More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year.
We are producing over 300 million tons of plastic every 50% of which is for single-use purposes.
Plastic is discharged from several different sources. 80% of the waste that ends in the ocean comes from land-based activities.
Every year we use approximately 1.6 million barrels of oil just for producing plastic water bottles. Plastic bottles can take up to 450 years or more to decompose in landfills.
We’re using more plastic than ever. It’s durable, cheap to produce and we’re consuming it at staggering rates.
100,000 marine mammals, turtles, and 1 million sea birds are killed by marine plastic pollution annually.
The planet is getting buried under plastic. Companies must put the brakes on the production of more plastic just because hardly 7% of cold drink bottles get recycled.
Plastic is where it shouldn’t be. It’s in the sea and on the beach, and it’s causing harm.
We use more than 500 million plastic straws each day. Straws are too small to be easily recycled.
4.5 trillion filters are littered each year, and just a single one is enough to kill fish in a stream.
There are believed to be 46,000 pieces of plastic in every square mile of the ocean.
All that soda you're drinking is polluting the planet.
According to the survey, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
China produces about a third of plastic waste polluting the world’s oceans.
Many marine organisms can’t distinguish common plastic items from food.
A plastic bag is only used for an average of about 12 minutes. They can take up to thousands of years to completely decompose.
About 2 million plastic bags are used per minute, worldwide.
An estimated 570,000 hermit crabs have been killed after being trapped in plastic debris.
Each day about 8 million pieces of plastic pollution end up in our oceans.
Drink companies produce over 500 billion single-use plastic bottles annually.
Tiny pieces are filling the seas and working their way into the creatures that live in them. That means these ocean microplastics are entering the food chain and, ultimately, our bodies.
40 percent of plastic produced is packaging weighing around 161 million tons, used just once and then discarded.
There may now be around 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces floating in the open ocean. Weighing up to 259,0000 tons.
We made plastic.
We depend on it.
Now we're drowning in it.
A third of all plastic litter found in the sea is made up of plastic bottles.
The damage done by plastic and overfishing goes beyond the marine environment. Billions of people rely on fish for protein, and fishing is the principal livelihood for millions of people around the world.