Facts - Our Why – Zipspoon

Facts - Our Why

  • Plastic takes over 500 years to breakdown. This means that every piece of plastic ever made still exists.
  • If you use Zipspoon cutlery rather than plastic even 3 times a week, you are preventing 156 sets of plastic utensils ending up in landfill or the ocean each year.
  • After only 2 washes, stainless steel cutlery breaks even with disposable cutlery for environmental impacts. After that, every use increases the environmental benefits. Check out the 2021 Reuse Wins report here.
  • Only 9% of plastic is recycled and 8 million tons of plastic enters our oceans each year.
  • 1 million marine animals are killed by plastic pollution each year.
  • It is estimated that there is now 5.25 trillion macro and micro pieces of plastic in the ocean. That is 46,000 pieces per square mile.
  • Plastic isn’t cool.