Giant Floating Garbage Patch - confirmed in the Atlantic too.

Sunday, February 28, 2010   
 Giant Floating Garbage Patch  confirmed in the Atlantic too.
There has been much publicity about the Northern Pacific Garbage Patch, and with the 'Plastiki', a catamaran constructed with PET-bottles, the adventurer David de Rothschild is actually drawing the attention to this phenomena: Polystyrene, thongs, bottle tops, and shotgun caps. But now scientists have confirmed the existence of a giant garbage patch in the Atlantic Ocean as well. The large floating patch of discarded plastic is north of the Caribbean and is a similar in volume to the 'great Pacific garbage patch' that lies in the middle of the North Pacific Gyre, a giant whirlpool caused by the currents of the ocean that collects floating objects into its centre. An article in Sail World.


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