We are overtaxing the planet—taking more and more resources, well beyond what can be renewed by the planet each year. In fact, to feed and fuel our 21st century lifestyles, we are overusing the Earth's biocapacity by at least 56%. And not only are we overtaxing the planet, but the resources we are using are going to waste.
Furthermore, while Americans account for only 5% of the world's population—we create half of the globe's solid waste with 72% of America's plastic waste ending up in landfills. We need unified solutions and leadership before it's too late. We need world governments to establish a global legally-binding agreement to stop plastics from leaking into our oceans.