THE OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION PROBLEM
FACTS ABOUT OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION
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.
CLICK TO VIEW THE INTERACTIVE MAP IMAGE IN THE BACKGROUND
FROM "SAILING SEAS OF PLASTIC" VISUALIZING FIELD EXPEDITION DATA FROM 2007-2013.
EACH DOT REPRESENTS 20KG, ESTIMATES ARE THAT THERE ARE OVER 13 MILLION DOTS.
Watch these selected videos to give yourself a good overview of the plastic pollution problem we are facing.
TED TALKS, The Ocean Plastic Problem
Dianna Cohen: Tough truths about plastic pollution
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Ocean Pollution Awareness
Plastic Pollution Coalition
Narrated by Jeff Bridges