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The Pacific Trash Vortex is not a tall story. INFOGRAPHIC

The trash vortex is an area the size of Texas in the North Pacific in which an estimated six kilos of plastic for every kilo of natural plankton, along with other slow degrading garbage, swirls slowly around like a clock, choked with dead fish, marine mammals, and birds who get snared. Some plastics in the gyre will not break down in the lifetimes of the grandchildren of the people who threw them away. Maybe some solutions are growing

You don’t really understand? Click on the infographic and read!
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