FACTS ABOUT OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION ... DID YOU KNOW?
PLASTIC PIECES ESTIMATED TO BE IN THE OCEAN
PLASTIC WEIGHT IN THE OCEAN
THE PROBLEM IS CLEAR
Model results estimate the global number of floating plastic pieces to be:
- The two oceans of the Northern Hemisphere contain 56% of all particles and 57% of the total weight.
- In the Southern Hemisphere the Indian Ocean appears to have a greater particle count and weight than the South Atlantic and South Pacific oceans combined.