World’s waste plastics are collected into five huge ‘garbage islands’ that swirl around Earth’s major ocean.
An animation created by NASA in partnership with NOAA, covering the movement of plastic rubbish, the so-called ‘ocean garbage patches,’ using data collected over 35 years. Watch the amazing video.
WATCH HERE: This is how garbage islands have formed in the last 35 years by Sploid
The space agency created the time-lapse using data from floating, scientific buoys that had been distributed in the oceans for the last 35 years.
Image: Pictured are the movements of plastic in the world's oceans Credit: NASA
Image: Sea birds often mistake plastic for food; over 90 per cent of fulmars found dead around the North Sea have plastic in their stomachs. Credit: dailymail.co.uk