You really owe it to yourself to go look at these pictures on the original website by Chris Jordan. I can’t do them justice here because I can’t scale the pictures large enough for this blog.
But this is a picture of 2.4 million pieces of plastic, equal to the estimated number of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the world’s oceans every hour. All of the plastic in this image was collected from the Pacific Ocean.
And this is the closeup of that tiny “mountain” (in the far right) of the picture above:
And this is even closer:
Next time someone dumps garbage outside their car window (or anywhere), think about this: 2.4 million pounds of plastic per hour, entering the world’s oceans.