Single Use Plastics

1.15 to 2.41 million metric tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean each year—the equivalent of a rubbish or garbage truck loads worth every minute. Currently, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest accumulation of ocean plastics in the world and is located between Hawaii and California. It covers an estimated 1.6 million square miles. 80,000 tonnes pf plastic float in the GPGP, equivalent to 500 jumbo jets. 84% of samples taken from GPGP contained toxic chemicals in excess. 46% of the mass is made up of fishing nets. Source: The Ocean Cleanup

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch   Photo Credit: The Ocean Cleanup

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Photo Credit: The Ocean Cleanup

We can do our part by not leaving garbage behind and picking up what we do see while we are there.

Participate in the Take 3 for the Sea movement by picking up three pieces of plastic every time you are near a body of water.

Learn more about their initiative here: https://www.take3.org/