‘Every day we see plastic’ — The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: How should we feel?

Bruno Cooke
Jan 30, 2020 · 6 min read

It is, by now, a household name, the climate bogeyman, a beast of biblical proportions — like an ark, but built (or so you think) from bottles and toothbrushes, and supporting mostly nebulous and parasitic life forms. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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History of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch