5 million tons of rubbish

Five millions tons of rubbish made up of devastated homes, boats, cars and businesses is making its way across the Pacific Ocean following the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

~ Christopher Bucktin from, http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/floating-island-rubbish-three-times-2678207


The article’s characterization of the debris as a “floating island” is certainly hyperbole. But still, this is a HUGE amount of floating debris.