The Independent


…has a very troublesome map over the plastic soup melange in the Pacific. Note that there are 100 million tonnes of trash floating around, dubbed “Eastern Garbage Patch” and “Western Garbage Patch”.


2 Responses to “The Independent”

  1. Leila Darabi Says:

    INSANE. I have never seen a map like that before, it really shows the scale of the problem. Thanks, Victor.

    If you want to know even more about garbage island, VBS.TV did a 12 part web video series on the topic:

    The video and companion blog are extremely comprehensive, and the site shows a little animation of water currents to explain just how all that floating plastic ends up in one place. I must admit, I haven’t watched all 12 episodes. Perhaps I’ll invite a friend over for a marathon this weekend.

  2. Rant of the month « everydaytrash Says:

    […] of the month By Victor Bernhardtz Apparently, someone came up with the idea to turn the Great Pacific Garbage Patch into an “eco island“. Blogger Anders Sandberg has a fabulous and well-informed rant on […]

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