The ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ Is Ballooning, 87,000 Tons of Plastic and Counting

In the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii, hundreds of miles from any major city, plastic bottles, children’s toys, broken electronics, abandoned fishing nets and millions more fragments of debris are floating in the water — at least 87,000 tons’ worth, researchers said Thursday.

New York Times

Last updated on 28 March 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
United States of America
Region: 
North America
Threats: 
Pollution
CMS tags: 
marine debris
plastic waste