Every year 6.4 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean. 100,000 marine life die each year from plastic entanglement. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean.
- 80% of the debris is from land-based activities in North America and China.
- It would take 67 ships and one year to clean up less than 1% of the North Pacific Ocean.
The infographic below analyzes the plastic problem in oceans and depicts how people can lessen it’s impact on the planet.