Scientists have recently found that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing at an exponential rate. According to a recent report, seventy nine thousand tons of plastic debris can be found in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. Estimates say that is it nearly 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic that covers an area in the ocean that is three times the size of France. This is a problem that is getting out of hand.
This study was led by the Ocean Cleanup Foundation along with some researchers from around he globe. The survey process was completed by two planes and 18 boats. The Garbage Patch has been gaining in size for some time now, but these new numbers are much larger than previously thought. The Patch is continuing to grow in size as it accumulates more and more garbage on a regular basis. This is due to a combination of ocean currents and careless actions by us humans.
It is suspected that much of the plastic is coming from Pacific countries, but due to the currents some garbage can be from anywhere. It has built up where is has due to slack currents and naturally grows in the calm waters of the area.
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