• ­Nearly every piece of plastic ever created still exists today and our inability to manage our pollution has resulted in a massive buildup of plastic in the oceans

  • ­Currents pick up plastic from all corners of the ocean, and where they converge, a gyre is formed

  • ­A gyre is essentially a massive plastic soup

  • ­The largest formation, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is roughly twice the size of British Columbia – there are gyres like this in every ocean

  • ­Marine animals often mistake plastic for food, ingest it, and end up dying