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  1. Chris says

    This is no surprise. It is located in the centre of the North Atlantic gyre, a circular ocean current with a dead zone in the middle. There are five major gyres in the world’s oceans, North and South Atlantic, North and South Pacific, and Indian Ocean. southern hemisphere gyres likely have less garbage in them because we in the northern hemisphere are the source of most of this.

  2. Cory says

    THIS IS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ISSUE.

    Very few plastics are biodegradable. Please, do not buy plastic bottles, buy a reusable bottle. Starbucks offers discounts for customers who bring in their own containers. Buy cloth shopping bags for groceries, and if you need to, use paper. NEVER use plastic bags. Only certain plastic is recyclable and recycling plastic causing more pollution. Use reynolds wrap for food instead of plastic ziplock bags. We need to stop the use of plastic.

    WE ONLY HAVE ONE PLANET TO LIVE ON!

  3. Piper says

    It is also widely known that for years huge cargo ships and some shady cruise lines disposed of a great deal of waste at sea compounding the problem.

  4. says

    This may seem like a silly question but I gotta ask:

    How hard would it be to clean it up? I mean, clearly it would take FOREVER to do so, but why not at least try?