Great Pacific Garbage Patch
by Lindsey Carberry
What is It?
It's also referred to as the Pacific Trash Gyre, Pacific Trash Vortex, or Pacific Garbage Patch.
Litter from beaches and other coastal places often gets pulled away into the sea because of ocean currents.
One thing we could do to slow down the creation of more garbage patches is to reuse, reduce, and recycle. Stricter laws could be put on littering, which would over time decrease the amount of garbage being put in landfills or becoming litter.
Why It's Global
Garbage often ends up on the beaches of Hawaii and other coastal areas. This discourages beach-goers, and can hurt beach businesses.