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What Is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

Original Publication: Green Matters
Publication Date: July 21, 2020

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It can be easy to forget about pollution and landfills, so long as you don’t see it up close every day. You throw something out and then essentially, it disappears from your life. But just because it’s “gone” from your life doesn’t mean it’s truly gone; it still has to go somewhere, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the worst proof of that. Also known as the Pacific trash vortex, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a visual representation of where garbage can end up after it’s trashed.