Great Pacific Garbage Patch

When I first started this blog, I was amazed learning about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Here is a new article from the Miami Herald about plans to start cleaning it up next year. Of course, we need to take stringent methods to avoid adding plastics to it.

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    italexpat said,

    Hi, thanks for pointing out this very helpful article. My only issue with the article is it implies this is just a problem for the countries whose coasts border the Pacific and also that you can ‘clean it up’. You can start removing the debris and that is a great initiative, but a little like cleaning up oil spill without capping the leak.

    The permanent solution is for us all to reduce our use of or stop using plastic containers and we need to raise awareness that one off use of something that lasts hundreds of years is wrong from the environmental and economic perspective.

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