The Great Pacific Garbage Patch consists of 3.5 billion tons of plastic debris floating under water and on top of it. This garbage patch is the world’s first continent brought on by human actions, and it floats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean between the United States and Japan. The sea water grinds the plastic debris into microscopic plastic particles, which are also found from the Baltic Sea.
Basically, the Earth is overflowing- in the middle of the Pacific Ocean a giant, continent sized, garbage patch has formed. The Earth's first man-made continent deserves a name. Help UNA Finland discover it with their new #globeshrinks initiative!
Care about sustainable development and want to take action? Check out The Globeshrinks initiative to learn more and get started.