2018 Ocean News: Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Bigger than Thought, Growing Larger

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 23 March 2018


Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Bigger than Thought, Growing Larger

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch counts 1.8 trillion pieces of trash, mostly plastic,
LA Times, March 22, 2018.

"Twice the size of Texas, the floating mass of about 79,000 metric tons of plastic is up to 16 times larger than previously thought..."

"...growing at what the researchers called an "exponential" pace."


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