The Challenge Continues Through September
Several studies suggest that as much as 80% of all marine debris is plastic (California Coastal Commission 2006; NOAA 2008). In the Pacific Ocean there are two “floating islands” known as Pacific Trash Gyres. they are comprised of so much debris that together they are larger than the entire United States. Scientists recorded that within a five million square mile radius there is six times more plastic than plankton (Ingraham 2001).
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