The Science

There is a lot of science showing how HUGE this problem is, unfortunately this is often hard to access. So here's a few facts for you to learn & share.

Plastic debris outweights plankton 36:1 in the North Pacific gyre. 

Over 700 species are being impacted by plastic. 

There is a minimum of 5.25 trillion plastic particles (weighing 268, 940 tonnes) in our oceans.

Chemical pollutants move from microplastics into fish tissue (and into our food chain).

25% of fish from fish markets in the USA contained plastic.

Microplastic has been found inside by animals at the bottom of the deep sea.

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