According to the Environmental Protection Agency, every bit of plastic ever manufactured still exists today. Plastic is neither biodegradable nor compostable. Even plant-based plastics are not biodegradable, and while they can be composted at industrial facilities, the vast majority of plastic utensils end up in the trash.
In 2017, 26.8 million tons of plastic went into US landfills
8 million tons of plastic enter the planet’s oceans every year
In the US alone, 40 BILLION individual plastic utensils are used every year