“Why is the world’s biggest landfill in the Pacific Ocean?”

In t­he broad expanse of the northern Pacific Ocean, there exists the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, a slowly moving, clockwise spiral of currents created by a high-pressure system of air currents. …… But the area is filled with something besides plankton: trash, millions of pounds of it, most of it plastic. It’s the largest landfill in the world, and it floats in the middle of the ocean.

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Silverman, Jacob. “Why is the world’s biggest landfill in the Pacific Ocean?.” 19 September 2007. HowStuffWorks.com. 27 April 2009.

Please recycle.

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2 Responses

  1. I guess I better start recycling those Coke and water bottles… plus, I can make serious $$$$$ by redeeming my bottles too. Garett-Care here we come!

  2. This is why we need to invest in a mug for all YSPH students and minimize the use of plastic cups during our happy hours. Can Garett-Care subsidize the mugs?

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