The Great Pacific Garbage Patch weighs 80,000 metric tons and is the size of continental France. It is 1.6 million square kilometers and has 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic floating in the accumulation zone.
⅔ of plastic in the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch was from Japan and China.
Some experts believe the plastic fragments, which can be impossible for fish to distinguish from plankton, are dangerous in part because they sponge up and potentially contain harmful chemicals.
(In an accent) Fish are friends, not food. I am choking and dying on trash.