Tons of plastic waste is floating in our oceans

15/6/2016

Dumpark Information Design has designed a map that visualizes the vast amount of plastic floating in our oceans and seas.

The interactive visual map uses data acquired by Marcus Eriksen in 2014 from a 6 year research period to draw the accumulation of plastic by using a white dot for 20 kilograms of plastic waste. As Dumpark states, 268000 tons of plastic waste are floating in the waters, and %90 of this waste is microplastics- parts that have broken apart from bigger parts of plastic. Adding to that, deodorant bottles and toothbrushes are one of the most common forms of plastic wastes found in the oceans.

The map can be seen here.