June 06, 2011
Leslie Phillips, Director of Business Development & Client Relations
Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Did you know the world’s largest landfill is in the middle of the Pacific and it’s mostly plastic?
- Caused by gyres (rotational currents) the Eastern part of this garbage patch (between Hawaii and California) is estimated to be twice the size of TEXAS!
- 200 billion pounds of plastic is produced each year and 10% ends up in the ocean
- Take your book, not your plastic, to the beach!