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Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Located in the region of North Pacific Boundaries, the GPGP occupies 1.6 million square kilometres, twice the size of Texas and three times the size of France.

Image credit: Engineers without Borders UK

5.3 trillion

pieces of plastics in the ocean

3%

of world deaths are related to unsafe inadequate water, sanitation, and hygiene

80%

of marine debris from the land

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Infographics Image Credit: rqmicro (rapid quantitative microbiology)