Plastic Soup between Hawaii and San Francisco drives a huge amount of waste plastic soup with an area of 8.6 million square kilometers.
In comparison, this is 33 times the size of the Netherlands (41,528 km2). This plastic soup is 'discovered' by Charles Moore, when he sailed through the area with his boat and found himself surrounded by day with plastic waste.
He later returned with scientific equipment to determine the overall size of the soup. The plastic soup is a major threat to many sea (mammalian) animal. soup contains 44 million pounds of plastic. This plastic is composed of large, but also very small pieces (less than 0.3 millimeters).
consists of a variety of sizes, it poses a threat to a large part of the animals that live in the sea. The large pieces of plastic pose a threat because larger (mammalian) animal managed to get stuck and thus drown or suffocate.
The small pieces (plastic falls apart into smaller and smaller particles over time) by as many animals as food and end up in their stomachs. Plastic granules composed of small spheres the size of grains of sand. The life of these spheres is about 3 to 10 years, but the additives in the granulate can be lasted 30-50 years.