Plastic water bottles are unfortunately ubiquitous in our “throw-away” culture. And while grabbing a plastic bottle on the go might seem convenient, the consequences are not convenient at all. In fact, 40 billion plastic bottles end up in our landfills every year, and ultimately, our oceans. Along with other forms of plastic – plastic bags, microbeads, packaging – that totals to 8.8 million tons entering the ocean every year. Unfortunately, this waste is taking a serious toll on the world’s marine like. An estimated 700 marine species are currently threatened with extinction due to plastic pollution – and if we don’t make a change soon, that number is only set to increase.Thankfully, people are starting to take note and coming up with creative solutions.