INFOGRAPHIC: Our ocean plastic problem is quickly spiraling out of control

May 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Try to imagine your life without plastic: it’s in your smartphone, your car, your clothing, your toiletries. All that plastic ends up somewhere, and more and more, that place is the ocean. In fact, every year, 6.4 million tons are dumped into the world’s oceans. Cleaning it up is becoming an overwhelming challenge – to put it into perspective, it would take 67 ships working for 1 year to clean up just 1% of the plastic in just the Northern Pacific. This infographic reveals the depth of the situation and how our plastic problem is quickly spiraling out of control. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Our ocean plastic problem is quickly spiraling out of control Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Gyres , infographic , ocean clean up , ocean garbage , ocean garbage patch , Ocean Plastic , pacific garbage patch , plastic gyres , plastic in the ocean , reader submission , trash ocean

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