Friday, March 23, 2018

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Update

hello friends.
it's been a while.  just wanted to bring you a recent update we saw in the washington post regarding the great pacific garbage patch.  We covered this in 2009 and 2008 (twice).   (holy crap, that was 10 years ago)

From the post:
Seventy-nine thousand tons of plastic debris, in the form of 1.8 trillion pieces, now occupy an area three times the size of France in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii, a scientific team reported on Thursday. 
The amount of plastic found in this area, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is “increasing exponentially,” according to the surveyors, who used two planes and 18 boats to assess the ocean pollution.

79,000 tons?  That's a lot of trash.  Count us as not surprised it's growing (exponentially).

hopefully we'll come back again sometime soon.  life's taken turns away from here, even though the world more than ever is clearly going nova.  (Trump much?)

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