Trash island now twice the size of Texas

A huge swirling pile of trash is growing bigger than ever. It is now twice the size of texas, traveling around the Pacific Ocean. Not only because of littering and commercial dumping, but fishing. Ghost nets and Discarded fishing net makes up a lot of this plastic. 

"According to a three-year study published in Scientific Reports Friday, the mass known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is about 1.6 million square kilometers in size -- up to 16 times bigger than previous estimates."

What can you do today to help stop this travesty?


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