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message 1: by Nik (new)

Nik Krasno | 14946 comments We've already discussed how much junk flies around the Earth in outer space.
But space waste option is available only to a selected few, while the ocean is much more accessible. In fact, so accessible that we already have a continent three times bigger than France floating in the Pacific O.:
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/0...
Is it something need to be taken care of or let float peacefully? Is there a danger that all our basins would eventually turn into plastic baths?


message 2: by Ian (new)

Ian Miller | 10725 comments What it is doing is choking or starving anything that feed off jellyfish, so the oceans may turn into jellyfish tanks. It is somewhat deplorable because a lot of that will have arisen from people on ships throwing it overboard as a waste disposal system. Some people are totally irresponsible.


message 3: by Nik (new)

Nik Krasno | 14946 comments Ian wrote: "...people on ships throwing it overboard..."

I bet the bigger chunk comes of shores...


message 4: by Scout (new)

Scout (goodreadscomscout) | 5791 comments I can't remember where I read it, but I think there's a group collecting the plastic and recycling it. I hope so.


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