There are 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in our oceans

sailing seas of plastic

All the trash in the ocean could circle the Earth 425 times.

All the trash in the ocean could circle the Earth 425 times.

Sizes of plastic debris

With 192.8 million pounds of plastic (or 2 trillion individual pieces), the North Pacific represented nearly one-third of plastic pollution in all oceans.

North Pacific represented nearly one-third of plastic pollution in all oceans.
Up to 70 percent of this trash sinks to the ocean floor.

Via vox.com
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Ecoclimax is defined by Odum (1969) as the culmination state after a succession in a stabilized ecosystem in which maximum biomass (or high information content) and symbiotic function among organisms is kept per unit of available energy flow.