The Plastic Gyre

There is a gyre of discarded floating plastic the size of the continental USA in the ocean. In it, plastic trash outweighs plankton 40 to 1.

~ Dr. David Suzuki (1936-03-24 age:81), reported in Discover Magazine. Since he wrote that, according to the movie Tapped, by 2009 it had increased to increased to 46 to 1.