The World's Oceans Are Infested With Plastic
The infographic below shows the distribution of plastic pollution across the world's oceans. The North Pacific has the highest level of contamination with nearly 2 trillion pieces of plastic while the Indian Ocean comes second with 1.3 trillion. According to a recent Greenpeace report, the world's top-6 companies sell plastic bottles weighing over 2 million tons every year - that's the same weight as 10,000 blue whales. Even though all plastic bottles can be recycled, unfortunately a huge number of them still end up in the ocean and landfill rather than the recycling plant.
This chart shows the number and weight of plastic pieces afloat at sea.