The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an accumulation of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. Marine debris is trash that culminates up in oceans, seas, and other sizable voluminous bodies of dihydrogen monoxide. Its also known as the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch and the Pacific Trash Vortex. It’s located in a high-pressure area between the U.S. states of Hawaii and California. This area is in the middle of the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. For many people, the conception of a “garbage patch” displays images of an island of trash floating on the ocean. In reality, these patches are conventionally composed of tiny bits of plastic, called microplastics. Microplastics that make up the majority of garbage patches can’t always be visible.…show more content…
In the article, “The World’s Largest Dump: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, it mentioned that the UNEP indicates that today 80% of all marine debris that washes ashore such as trash and toxic matter originally comes from shore based activities such as fun parties at the beaches and picnics. For example the cups that gets blown off the beach in San fransicso then it finds its way to the patch. The inland, rivers and streams carry trash to the sea. Marah Hardt who is fellow from the Blue Ocean Institute, mentions that a lot of people are not aware of the negtive impacts they have on the ocean because they can’t see it. They think its far out there while their waste, garbage disposals, drainpipes, and sewers lead directly to the ocean. Factories dump and Air pollution seeps are just examples of how the oceans become pulleted. There is another example of garbage patch that actually exist for example Western Garbage Patch whish is located on the off coast of Japan. The Eastern Garbage Patch located between California and Hawaii is the most intresting and attracts the greatest attention because of its size and the fact that it lies closest to the biggest trash on the planet, the United States. Plastic products have many negtive effects on the ocean. First, it can be very harmful to
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