Though this references the Mediterranean Sea, it totally applies to all of our oceans. And, honestly, that means it applies to all of us. Even you folks in the Midwest! ;-)
FACT CHECK TIME! Here's what our fact checkers found:
We couldn't verify that "8 million tonnes of waste reach the sea every day." Greenpeace says that about 25,000 tonnes of plastic reach the oceans each day. Another widely cited figure is about 17,400 tonnes of trash reach the sea per day.
Either way, it's waaaay too much.