Because of cargo spills and other incidents of plastic spilling then it gets lost in the ocean, causing animals to get harmed and plastic does not break all the way down so there will always be some trash left over in the ocean/on the land. (36).
Signpost- Numbers and Stats
"Charlie estimated that the Alguita had passed through three million tons of trash as it passed the garbage patch" (34).
Mindset- Persists in Obstacles
Since people doubted Charlie's findings and ignored his advice and if you look at the earth now there is a lot of trash and most of it is plastic.
To raise awareness about plastic and recycling,is one thing that Charlie Moore strives to do so we can help our environment stay clean and healthy.
Summary- SWBS & If/then
Charlie Moore wants to keep the Earth clean but that is kind of hard to do when there are people who don't care and don't recycle so, Charlie has done countless experiments to prove his hypothosis.
The author included this because three million tons is 6,000,000,000 pounds!
Analysis question for Book Club
Why do you think Charlie ignored people doubting him and kept going?
Hoping he can make a difference, Charlie wants to help people believe that taking care of the Earth is a real solution to this big problem we have where trash is all over the Earth.
Stand up for what you believe in - Never give up - Have courage - Do what you love - Have fun.
If Charlie never realized how all the trash has gotten out then, we may not have been aware of all the things we know today.