Finally. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a huge area in the Pacific Ocean that has a concentration of debris and garbage, particularly plastic. A scientific crew has set off to investigate it in-person.
This trash gyre is not the only one, but it is the largest. Despite the NOAA having predicted its existence over 20 years, this is the first time a real survey is to be conducted. For shame. They don’t even know exactly what they’ll find – a super dense patch of garbage or just the place where the garbage eventually drifts to. Either way, it’s a problem. The plastic is toxic when it degrades and it certainly kills wildlife when they eat it.