Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is A Big, Needless Blight

I am not a committed "green" person, as you might say, but I certainly believe it's right and prudent to look after the only planet we can call home. It distresses me then, to read descriptions of the growing "Great Pacific Garbage Patch", a floating morass of mostly plastic trash caught by ocean currents, more that 300,000 square miles in size (think of a big square area more that 550 miles on each side to get a sense of scale). 

Yes people are trying to clean it up, but it sounds like they should probably try a little more forcefully.
According to the UN environmental programme, the great Pacific garbage patch is growing so fast that it, like the Great Wall of China, is becoming visible from space. 

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