08 Apr '11, 4pm

Traversing The South Pacific Gyre: Plastic Marine Pollution Is Officially A Global Issue : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Traversing The South Pacific Gyre: Plastic Marine Pollution Is Officially A Global Issue : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

It could also mean that there's something to learn about less developed countries in South America and our way of life. As an Argentinean, I've often found myself puzzled by the amount of disposable materials that are consumed in the northern hemisphere when visiting the US. To be economical about everything, including packaging and waste, is something we've learned the hard way through frequent economic crashes and strains: seeing the potential use of discarded materials, not letting go of things so easily. It's also in our nature to buy and consume more fresh products and less processed foods. These simple cultural habits are perhaps some keys to why the South Pacific is different.

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