The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world and is located between Hawaii and California.
It covers an estimated 1.6 million square kilometres – three times the size of France! But it is only one of FIVE offshore plastic accumulation zones in the world’s oceans.
Not only does plastic pollution pose risks for the safety and health of marine animals, but there are health and economic implications for humans as well.
Like so much that we do to our planet, because we are not faced with the evidence on a daily basis, it is difficult to appreciate the consequences of our actions… And without understanding, there is unlikely to be any motivation to do anything about it.
The Endurance Limits Team want to use their challenge to highlight this issue and the devastation being reaped upon the natural world.
But what we can see is just the tip of the iceberg. Throughout the ocean are countless billions of plastic microfibres harming our marine life, working their way through the food chain, and ultimately some of that will end up on our plate.
Watch a short video about Microplastics in the Ocean
We want to raise money for The Marine Conservation Society’s “Clean Seas” programme and their microfibres work.
The Marine Conservation Society fights for the future of our oceans through people-powered action – with science on their side.
Today, our ocean is in poor health because of human activity. The MCS are determined to change this, working with communities, businesses, and governments.
For more than 30 years, the MCS has been the voice of the sea, defending our coastal habitats and species. They work towards a cleaner, better-protected, healthier ocean. One we can all enjoy.
Together, we can achieve seas full of life, where nature flourishes and people thrive.
To reach our goal, we need YOU ONBOARD!
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