Trash Island Growing In Pacific

Trash Island Growing In Pacific
Joel Horowitz
  • 23 october 2007

Tons of trash is floating and expanding within a rarely seen part of the Pacific Ocean between San Francisco and Hawaii, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Said to be twice the size of the State of Texas and comprised of about 3.5 million tons of plastic shopping bags and random pieces of trash, most of this lightweight and buoyant refuse is discarded onshore and carried out by wind and currents.

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