Imagine Running Into A Plastic Trash Vortex
This is some scary stuff. A plastic trash vortex in the middle of the Pacific Ocean which can grow to the size of Texas.
Because plastic doesn't break down the way organic material does, ocean currents and tides have carried it thousands of miles (kms) to an area between Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast, according to the study by the international environmental group Greenpeace.
This swirling vortex, which can grow to be about the size of Texas, is not far from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, designated as a protected U.S. national monument in June by President George W. Bush.