The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is located in the North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California and is the largest ocean garbage site in the world.

This floating mass of plastic is twice the size of Texas, with plastic pieces out numbering sea life six to one.

Plastic constitutes approximately 90% of all trash floating on the ocean's surface, with 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile. - 2017

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