In this video it explains how long the bits of plastic and rubbish can stay in the ocean for and what it can do to the living creatures in the ocean.
Each day more than 3.5 million pieces of plastic wash up into the ocean. In the pacific ocean there is a patch of floting plastic bigger than new south wales. It would take a cuple of years to reach from australia to new zealand and after all that time in the ocean it breaks up into little pieces.
A question I have is how can they stop this? also, how do the bits of plastic break into pieces?
I learnt that when they break up into bits of pieces those are called micro plastics.