27 Mar '18, 2pm

Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Twice as Big as Texas, and Growing #care2

Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Twice as Big as Texas, and Growing #care2

Scientists have know about a floating dump called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) for decades. It exists in the ocean about halfway between California and Hawaii and is the largest collection of ocean plastic on Earth. Yes, it’s disgusting, but even worse, a new study has found that the GPGP is as much as 16 times larger than previously thought. Since measurements began in the 1970s, it has quadrupled in size and continues to grow at an alarming pace. Right now it’s over 600,000 square miles wide, which is twice the size of Texas. With 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, it weighs over 88,000 metric tons – the same as 500 jumbo jets. The results of the study, published March 22, 2018 in the journal Scientific Reports , are based on a three-year mapping effort by scientists with The Ocean Cleanup , six universities and an aerial sensor company. Prior to this study, resea...

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