There are now 46,000 pieces of plastic per square kilometre of the world’s oceans, killing a million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals each year.
Worse still, there seems to be nothing we can do to clean it up.
So how do we turn the tide?
Invisible to satellites, poorly understood by scientists and perhaps twice the size of France, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is not a solid mass, as is sometimes imagined, but a kind of marine soup whose main ingredient is floating plastic debris.
It was discovered in 1997 by a Californian sailor, surfer, volunteer environmentalist and early-retired furniture restorer named Charles Moore, who was heading home with his crew from a sailing race in Hawaii, at the helm of a 50ft catamaran that he had built himself.
Source: The Telegrapth.
It is good that there is a solution, also to this man made problem.
“Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Written by Ivar