World's largest collection of ocean garbage is twice the size of Texas

A giant island of plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean holds as much as 16 times more debris than was previously thought, posing a significant threat to the food chain, according to an international team of scientists. Stuart McDill reports.
A giant island of plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean holds as much as 16 times more debris than was previously thought, posing a significant threat to the food chain, according to an international team of scientists. Stuart McDill reports.
Floating debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is collected in 2015.
Floating debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is collected in 2015.
This video shows the devastating plastic waste that is overtaking the waters near Bali.
This video shows the devastating plastic waste that is overtaking the waters near Bali.