Infographic: Plastic Buildup in our Oceans

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Every year 6.4 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean. 100,000 marine life die each year from plastic entanglement. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. 80% of the debris is from land-based activities in North America and China. It would take 67 ships and one year to clean up less than 1% of the North Pacific Ocean. Learn about our plastic problem and how you can lessen it’s impact on the planet.

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  1. In spite of such a stringent International regulation it appears that these regulations are mare in papers.Few developed countries are trying to regulate in their sea areas what about others?We have to develop some mechanism that the control is universal otherwise we are in danger.

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