26 Jul '11, 4pm

Here’s what an hour’s worth of ocean trash looks like: via @grist

Here’s what an hour’s worth of ocean trash looks like: via @grist

is made up of 2.4 million pieces of plastic, all collected from the Pacific Ocean. (You can see details here .) This is already staggering, but it's actually only a fraction of what gets pumped into the ocean every hour. If every one of these pieces were a pound of plastic, and it looked more like a garbage slurry and less like a classic Japanese print, that would be an hour's worth of plastic pollution.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-07-26-heres-what-an-hours-...

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