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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Growing Exponentially

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Ocean plastic can persist in sea surface waters almost indefinitely, eventually accumulating in remote areas of the world’s oceans. A scientific study has determined that the plastic patch between California and Hawaii is now three times the size of France and accumulating plastics at an astonishing rate. Researchers at The Ocean Cleanup, an NGO dedicated to cleaning up the earth’s seas, recently published (Nature, 22 Mar 2018) the results of a three-year study to determine the size of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). The results are alarming.