Friday, April 11, 2008

A closer look at the ocean's plastic layer of garbage

A few months ago I wrote about a sea of plastic waste floating just below the water in a huge area of the North Pacific. Well, the blogger New York Nerd got an email from some folks who actually decided to go see it.
What people don’t get is that it’s not really a patch and it’s not really an island, both of which you might be able to contain and control. No, what we found is much worse. It’s like a gigantic toxic stew and it’s a big big problem that we need to pay attention to now.
There's links to at his site to YouTube videos of what they saw. Check it out.

Graphic from Buffalo Readings; this page is a good source of other information about this catastrophe.

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