For those wondering where some of our trash ends up. the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch:
The pacific ocean garbage patch is a floating heap of garbage dump in the pacific ocean. Learn more about the pacific ocean garbage patch inside the article.
This pie chart highlights the level of paper and cardboard that dominates the level of waste in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It is plastics, food scraps and yard trimmings that mostly also.
Volunteers try to clear a dam which is filled with discarded plastic bottles and other garbage, blocking Vacha Dam, near the town of Krichim.
It's not one big "trash island," but the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Earth's largest dump, and its poster child for plastic pollution.
Operation SeaNet, map of the world showing the 6 main ocean gyres
Under the surface, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, photo: © Lindsey Hoshaw
Hawaiian monk seal entangled in ocean trash.everything you litter will make its way to a water source
On Aug. Scripps Institution of Oceanography SEAPLEX researchers encountered a large ghost net with tangled rope, net, plastic, and various biological organisms.