By 2015, the world had produced 7.8 billion tonnes of plastic - more than one tonne of plastic for every person alive today.
In the year 2015 global plastic production counts 146 million tonnes for packaging alone.
Even if we stopped ocean plastic waste by 2020, macroplastics would persist in our surface waters for many more decades.
For human health, it is the smallest particles – micro- and nano-particles which are small enough to be ingested – that are of greatest concern.
The global average of tissue consumption per capita 2018 was 5,2kg that year.
By release date 2020 Tissue and Hygiene Paper segment Paper Tissues which comprise tissue made from pulp, facial tissues and wet wipes.
According to Worldometers.info, the year 2018 we counted 7,594 billion People.
7,594 billion people times 5,2 Kg, equals 39,5 Billion Kg tissue waste for one day.
Which is single use at the end of the recycling chane and also pollutes our water ways.
It takes up to 37 gallons of water to make a single roll of toilet paper.
Tissues end up in toilets and oceans.
A variety of chemicals are also involved in the manufacturing process.
Chlorine bleaches the pulp white and
to soften some facial tissues anti-bacterial agents or fragrances are used
and are all going into our waterways.
Production of Plastic packaging uses a lot of Water to produce too.
Alone the process of timber gathering
is already a very destructive one,
heavy machinery is a source of physics destruction and sound pollution, making some parts of forests entirely uninhabitable.
Polluting air including dioxins and other cancer-causing chemicals.
The Paper pulp industry is the third largest industrial emitter of global warming gasses.
Global greenhouse gas emissions were by 49.4 Billion tonnes CO2eq Paper & pulp makes (0.6%): energy- related emissions from the conversion of wood into paper and pulp. transportation, shipping raw materials and product would add to that.
In certain areas of the world, tissue and towel production still relies on
100 percent virgin forest fiber.
Paper production uses a lot of timber destroying wildlife habitat.
According to WWF.
As one of the largest industrial sectors in the world,
the pulp and paper industry has an enormous influence on global forests.
Which includes products such as office and catalog paper, glossy paper, tissue and paper- based packaging,
uses over 40 percent of all industrial wood traded globally.