The Arctic Sunrise is visiting the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - a soupy mix of plastics and microplastics, now twice the size of Texas, in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean. What is Greenpeace doing in the Garbage Patch and how do we solve the root causes of this problem?
Much of the plastic that we throw “away” ends up in our oceans. The Arctic Sunrise ship is journeying to the largest trash vortex in the ocean with the goal of identifying the microplastics found there.
Each piece of plastic is one of many plastics created in the world, 9.1 billion tons to be exact. Most plastics are a premeditated creation for capital gains and high profits but at the expense of what? or should I say who?