Microplastics account for 94% of plastics in the great pacific garbage patch. The Patch is a 1.6 million square kilometer plastic heap floating in the Pacific. It is situated between Hawaii and California. It is about 2.5 times bigger than France. 

Microplastics are estimated to make up about 95 percent of the plastic mass. The number of ocean microplastics comes from synthetic textiles, such as rayon or nylon, and car tires.  The above image shows the distribution of ocean microplastics worldwide in 2018 and the size of great Pacific garbage compared to other areas.

The garbage patch is 2.3 times bigger than Texas, 2.5 times bigger than France, 725 times bigger than the largest apex regional landfill, and it is 2040 times bigger than NewYork city. This source was released by The Citi Research, IUCN, RPC group, Measure of things, World Atlas.

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/15421/great-pacific-garbage-patch-floats-on/
Image license: CC-BY-ND

Microplastics account 94 percent of plastics in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Microplastics account for 94% of plastics in the great pacific garbage patch. The Patch is a 1.6 million square kilometer plastic heap floating in the Pacific. It is situated between Hawaii and California. It is about 2.5 times bigger than France.

Microplastics are estimated to make up about 95 percent of the plastic mass. The number of ocean microplastics comes from synthetic textiles, such as rayon or nylon, and car tires. The above image shows the distribution of ocean microplastics worldwide in 2018 and the size of great Pacific garbage compared to other areas.

The garbage patch is 2.3 times bigger than Texas, 2.5 times bigger than France, 725 times bigger than the largest apex regional landfill, and it is 2040 times bigger than NewYork city. This source was released by The Citi Research, IUCN, RPC group, Measure of things, World Atlas.

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/15421/great-pacific-garbage-patch-floats-on/
Image license: CC-BY-ND

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