Scientists find second garbage patch larger than Mexico in Pacific

Garbage patch

Scientists believe they have discovered a second Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean. The second Garbage Patch, which contains tiny plastic pieces floating at the surface, is thought to be larger than Mexico. The expedition was led by Captain Charles Moore and explored areas off Chile, Peru, and Easter Island during a six-month voyage. This newly discovered Garbage Patch is primarily composed of tiny bits of plastic that are extremely hard to clean up.

This is what Moore had to say about the discovery: “My initial impression is that our samples compared to what we were seeing in the North Pacific in 2007, so it’s about ten years behind.

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