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Reducing The Great Garbage Patch

Is “going green” just for tree huggers?  Do you ever think about the relationship between humans and nature: or nature and economics?  If not, you should. The Garbage Patch, a.k.a. the Pacific Trash Vortex, is a large sector of ocean filled with floating plastic and waste.  Ocean currents caused by the North Pacific Gyre have induced trash to form miles and miles of marine litter in a fairly concentrated area of the northern part of the Pacific Ocean (just north of the Hawaiian Islands).  The Great Garbage Patch is arguably twice the size of Texas, and is a disturbing reminder of the amount of waste produced worldwide.  Read More »

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