THE GLOBAL
PLASTIC DEBT IS8250015500TONNES.

OF ALL THE PLASTIC
EVER PRODUCED, 9% HAS BEEN RECYCLED

after

12% HAS BEENOPENLY BURNED.

THE REST GO TOOPEN DUMPS, LANDFILLS,
OR THE NATURAL
ENVIRONMENT.

Single bottle boat

TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE,
DEVELOPED COUNTRIES SEND < 50% OF PLASTIC WASTE TO
ILL-EQUIPPED DESTINATIONS,

FLOW OF PLASTIC WASTE FROM THE DEVELOPED TO THE DEVELOPING WORLD

WHERE AN ESTIMATED 3% FINDS ITS WAY INTO THE OCEAN.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MAJOR PLASTIC GYRES

North Pacific Gyre

North Pacific Gyre

This gyre is where the famous Great Pacific Garbage Patch can be found. It is estimated that the area of this patch is 1.6 million km2.

Indian Ocean Gyre

The Indian Ocean Gyre is a complex system of many currents extending from the eastern coast of Africa to the western coast of Australia. The plastic waste gathered here extends between 2.1 to 5km2.

South Pacific Gyre

Located to the north of the Equator and west to Australia, researchers have discovered a “soup” of concentrated marine debris that has an estimated area of 2.6km2.

North Atlantic Gyre

The center of the gyre zone is located in the middle of the North Atlantic, where a garbage patch has been circulating for years. The size of the garbage patch is difficult to measure as much of it is now beneath the surface.

South Atlantic Gyre

A subtropical gyre located in the southern Atlantic Ocean. The area of the garbage patch here is estimated to be the smallest at 0.7km2.

IF NOTHING IS DONE
BY THE YEAR 2050,
THERE WILL BE MORE PLASTIC
THAN FISH
IN THE SEA.

AND ONCE MACROPLASTICS
BECOME MICROPLASTICS THEY ARE ALMOST
IMPOSSIBLE
TO CLEAN UP.

THERE IS NO TIME TO WASTE.

Let’s get to work. Join us in the collective fight to eliminate and reduce plastic waste in the world.

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