In 2010, on almost any beach, at almost any time of the year, there is a constant: plastic. From the Jersey Shore to the distant paradise of Midway, plastic pollution has reached nearly all corners of the planet. We've done this all within a few generations. And the big question seems to be "Why is there so much plastic in the ocean?"
So I put together a little chart.
So the question isn't "Why is there so much in the ocean?" It's "How did we not think this was going to happen?"