A Global Tragedy for Our Oceans and Sea Life
Plastic never goes away. And it’s increasingly finding its way into our oceans and onto our beaches. In the Los Angeles area alone, 10 metric tons of plastic fragments — like grocery bags, straws and soda bottles — are carried into the Pacific Ocean every day.
Today billions of pounds of plastic can be found in swirling convergences making up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces.