Thursday, December 31, 2009

Garbage Island

Another reason to avoid using/buying plastic if you can!!! 


Trash Island is http://www.thechicecologist.com/2009/06/pacific-plastic-trash-island/

This website says it well. In a nutshell: Trash Island is a mass of plastic debris in the ocean 2x the size of Texas. 30'deep.  There are 2 of them shown on this map.  It is like a plastic soup that is spoiling huge sections of the ocean. 

Wikipedia talks about it too:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_Garbage_Patch

A humorous approach to becoming informed about Trash Island:
http://visittrashisland.com/index.html

some more images:
http://www.buffaloreadings.com/article.php?story=20071030224054797
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/11/09/science/11102009_Garbage_index.html
http://www.zimbio.com/Great+Pacific+Garbage+Patch/pictures/2/Pictures+Great+Pacific+Garbage+Patch

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