How much Litter is out there?
There are estimates that 10% of the waste humans create reaches the sea.
70% is heavier than water, so it settles at the ground
15% is washed back to the beach
15% stays offshore and finally ends u in one of the 5 major gyres.
20% is ship based, 80% land based marine litter (in the north sea 80% is ship based and 20% land based, reasons for that might a high recycling rates in europe.)
Waste Recycling rates
Marine Litter is a global issue.
As 80% of Marine Litter