Rubbish Soup – Plastic At Sea

John Konrad
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February 7, 2008

Plastic At Sea - Rubbish Soup

Bitterend found this great image of so called “Rubbish Soup”. They tell us;

“The vast expanse of debris – in effect the world’s largest rubbish dump – is held in place by swirling underwater currents. This drifting “soup” stretches from about 500 nautical miles off the Californian coast, across the northern Pacific, past Hawaii and almost as far as Japan.” “The UN Environment Programme estimated in 2006 that every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of floating plastic.”

Click the image for the full sized version, click HERE for an alternate version then view the related article HERE.

Thanks Richard!

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