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OCEANS OF TRASH
Litter isn't just a problem in local parks and on sidewalks. It's also threatening the health of the Earth's oceans. According a report released earlier this month by the United Nations (UN), our oceans are filling up with trash. The garbage gets into the oceans when people litter. Some boaters and beachgoers throw their trash directly into the water.READ MORE
LARGEST COLLECTION OF OCEAN GARBAGE IS 2X THE SIZE OF TEXAS
A giant island of plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean holds as much as 16 times more debris than was previously thought, posing a significant threat to the food chain, according to an international team of scientists.READ MORE
OCEAN TRASH: 5.25 TRILLION PIECES AND COUNTING
THE NUMBERS ARE staggering: There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Of that mass, 269,000 tons float on the surface, while some four billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer litter the deep sea.READ MORE
WORLD’S OCEANS CLOGGED MILLIONS OF TONS OF PLASTIC
WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The world's oceans are clogged with plastic debris, but how much of it finds its way into the seas annually? Enough to place the equivalent of five grocery bags full of plastic trash on every foot (30 cm) of every nation's coastline around the globe.READ MORE
HOW MUCH TRASH IS IN OUR OCEAN?
Every minute, one garbage truck worth of plastic is dumped into the ocean. Yearly, a colossal 1.4 billion pounds of trash ends up in our beautiful oceans. Of this waste, much of it is plastic. There are many reasons why this huge amount of trash enters our oceans every single day…READ MORE
WHAT IS THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH
Not all trash ends up at the dump. A river, sewer or beach can't catch everything the rain washes away, either. In fact, Earth's largest landfill isn't on land at all. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch stretches across a swath of the North Pacific Ocean, forming a nebulous, floating junk yard on the high seas…READ MORE