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Global weight of plastic pieces in oceans 2014

Weight of surface plastic pieces in oceans worldwide as of 2014 (in million pounds)

by Statista Research Department, last edited May 23, 2016
Global weight of plastic pieces in oceans 2014 This statistic displays the weight of plastic debris found on the surface of oceans around the world, as of 2014. During this period, the North Pacific was found to contain the most plastic on its surface, totaling some 192.8 million pounds. This count includes plastic debris from small microplastics from about 0.33 millimeters in size to macroplastic pieces that are greater than 200 millimeters.
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Weight of surface plastic pieces in oceans worldwide as of 2014 (in million pounds)

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