Feb 15, 2010

Gyres Projects Search the Oceans for New Garbage Patches

sustainable design, green design, 5 gyres project, waste reduction, great pacific garbage patch, environmental responsibility, plastic ocean island

You may be familiar with the dreaded Great Pacific Garbage Patch — a massive soup of plastic debris, flotsam and junk floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Scientists say that ocean currents determine the precise gathering of the junk: the patch lies in the middle of a giant ocean gyre, or vortex in the sea. There are five major gyres in the world's oceans, and one group, 5 Gyres, is determined to search the remaining 4 for evidence of similar plastic island gatherings.

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