It turns out, a lot of people don’t know what the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a huge patch of garbage in the Pacific Ocean. While a lot of it is plastic, all kinds of things end up there. It harms many animals and causes many animal deaths.

How much of the Pacific does it cover?

It covers about 1.6 million square kilometers or 617,000 square miles of the Pacific.

How can YOU help?

You can get involved with organization and cleanup groups!