To solve it, we all not only need to stop more plastic from flowing into the ocean, but also clean up what is already out there.
Floating plastics trapped in the patches will keep circulating until they break down into smaller and smaller pieces, becoming harder to clean up and increasingly easier to mistake for food by sealife. If left to circulate, the plastic will impact our ecosystems, health, and economies for decades or even centuries.
The Ocean Clean Up are doing amazing work on this critical issue.
More Info: www.theoceancleanup.com