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.