AMAZING article by Greenpeace Australia.
All about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It is a trash pile the size of Texas or Turkey! If we all just do a little, it will make the world of difference. Literally. It’s time we did something about it.
Plastic is displayed on a beach and the word Trash is spelt out from golf balls. The wide variety of items shown in this image highlight the diverse range of sources from which the plastics in our oceans originate. This is part of the Ocean Defenders Campaign in which the Greenpeace ship Esperanza MV sails to the Pacific Ocean, sometimes referred to as the North Pacific garbage patch, to document the threat that plastic poses to the environment and sea life.
The trash vortex is an area the size of Texas in the North Pacific in which an estimated six kilos of plastic for every kilo of natural plankton, along with other slow degrading garbage, swirls slowly around like a clock, choked with dead fish, marine mam
Source: The trash vortex | Greenpeace Australia Pacific