Monday, October 22, 2007

GIGANTIC TRASH ISLAND FLOATING IN PACIFIC

An enormous island of trash twice the size of Texas is floating in the Pacific Ocean, somewhere between San Francisco and Hawaii.

Chris Parry, with the California Coastal Commission, said the so-called 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch', "has been growing a brisk rate since the 1950s," The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday.

The floating pile of trash is 80 percent plastic, and weighs more than 3.5 million tons.

Link to story

3 comments:

TheaLogie said...

"The floating pile of trash is 80 percent plastic, and weighs more than 3.5 million tons."

I wonder what percentage of the 80% plastic is rubber ducks? IIRC, there was a massive cargo of them that got washed away one stormy night.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god. Straight out of Neil Stephenson's Snow Crash!

zak said...

FUCK TEXAS!