Trash Talk – Great Pacific Garbage Patch

June 06, 2011
Leslie Phillips, Director of Business Development & Client Relations

Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Did you know the world’s largest landfill is in the middle of the Pacific and it’s mostly plastic?

  • Caused by gyres (rotational currents) the Eastern part of this garbage patch (between Hawaii and California) is estimated to be twice the size of TEXAS!
  • 200 billion pounds of plastic is produced each year and 10% ends up in the ocean
  • Take your book, not your plastic, to the beach!

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