We all know by now that plastic waste is a problem — it’s washing ashore on beaches, swirling in giant ocean eddies, gumming up the insides of whales and seabirds, and embedding itself in the farthest reaches of the planet. But most media coverage focuses on the end of the line — where plastics end…

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plastic pollution

Ok, so it isn’t exaclty an island, more like a huge patch of garbage floating in the ocean. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of litter that has ended up in the ocean. With a fitting name like the Pacific trash vortex, this garbage patch spans the waters from the West Coast of…

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