Ocean Pollution: Plastic Pollution in the Ocean [Infographic]

The oceans remains one of the most expansive, unexplored places on planet earth, covering around 70% of the planets surface. Yet despite making up the majority of our planet, more than 80% of our oceans is unmapped, unobserved and unexplored - Not only have we not yet discovered the majority of the oceans, but we're already managing to destroy it.

The United Nations Environment Programme (Also known as 'UNEP') is urging everyone to try and eliminate the use of microplastics, as well as aiming to put an end to the excessive and wasteful use of single-use plastics, such as bottles, plastic bags and more - With up to 80% of all litter in the oceans being made up by plastic.

It's said that as much as 51 trillion microplastic particles litter the oceans - This is around 500 times more than the stars in our own galaxy. "But just how bad is the problem exactly?" you might ask yourself, well, we decided to take a look, and the statistics are shocking.

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