Our Oceans Are Drowning In Plastic | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

There is no plan to clean it up and the problem is growing.

In 1997, scientific researcher Captain Charles Moore was the first to report witnessing huge collections of floating garbage in the Pacific Ocean. GyreCleanUp.org estimates that 11 million tons of plastic pollution is floating above and below the surface just in the North Pacific Gyre alone.