Design: Aksheen Porecha
Location: India
Project Type: Student Project
School: Unitedworld Institute of Design
Packaging Contents: Stainless steel Straws, Straw cleaning brush
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Cardboard
Printing Process: Flexography

Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic waste finds their way into the oceans which leads to an average 12 million tonnes of plastic dumped into the ocean every year. 100,000 marine mammals and turtles and 1 million sea birds are killed by marine plastic pollution annually.

Biggest impact of marine plastics are the ingestion, suffocation and entanglement of hundreds of marine species. Marine wildlife mistake plastic waste for prey, and die as their stomachs are filled with plastic debris. They also suffer from lacerations, infections, reduced ability to swim, and internal injuries. Floating plastics also contribute to the spread of invasive marine organisms and bacteria, which disrupt ecosystems.

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