A large proportion of what we buy and use every day is made of synthetic material – and a large part of it ends up in the ocean. Toothbrushes, one-way razors, and plastic bags collected in the eddies of the seas; huge masses of plastic are the result. The largest mass is in the Pacific Ocean: According to some estimates, it is approximately as large as Central Europe. It is called the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”.
But how does the plastic actually wind up in the sea? What happens to this plastic waste in the long term? What are the consequences for humans and animals, for nature and the climate? Find out in our infographics!
Source: Alumniportal Deutschland