If not, you’re not alone.  It is an unfathomable amount of trash, approximately the SIZE OF CANADA, made up of millions of tons of garbage, mostly plastic, floating in vortex currents in the western Pacific Ocean.  It is estimated that it causes the death of about 1,000, ooo sea birds and 100,000 mammals each year.  Scientists are also watching another garbage patch (albeit smaller) off of Antartica, and a recently discovered one off the coast of Chile.

Wonder we we don’t hear about this in those TV commercials by the Plastics Council touting the wonders of plastic products…

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