Posted on

Oh, The Places Your Plastic Waste Will Go!

The Great Atlantic Garbage Patch

A soup of plastic waste with up to 36 million plastic particles per square kilometer in an area that spans the distance between Virginia to Cuba.

80 % of marine debris comes from land-based waste.  In Massachusetts alone, a clean-up effort called “Clean-Sweep” took place.  Volunteers collected 5,712 pounds of plastic bags; one of the most common forms of litter found.

http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/06/18/ocean-plastic-where-does-it-go