Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 24, 2018

The Trash Patch In The Pacific Is Many Times Bigger Than We Thought

Between California and Hawaii, there’s a teeming patch of garbage that’s stretched over an area more than double the size of Texas.

We already knew it was huge. There’s a reason it’s called the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” But new research has found that there is many times more garbage in this patch than previously thought – 4 to 16 times more than past estimates, according to a paper published today in Nature Scientific Reports.

via The Trash Patch In The Pacific Is Many Times Bigger Than We Thought : The Two-Way : NPR


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