The Problem

This video answers the questions who? what? where? when? why? of the Pacific Trash Vortex or also known as the Great Garbage Patch.

The ocean naturally has currents rotating around the ocean. When trash enters these currents, they will be trapped in there forever. The endless cycle created by ocean currents keep trash from escaping. With the continuous flow of trash into the ocean, the layer of trash thickens into what is called a gyre. The picture above shows the Great Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean. The patch is actually made up of two separate gyres.

Sadly, this is a photo expressing the density of just a sample of the gyres in the Pacific Ocean.

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