Where did the trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch come from? How do we stop it?

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The water bottle could be from Los Angeles, the food container from Manila, the plastic bag from Shanghai.

But whatever its source, almost all of the trash in theinfamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch comes from countries around the Pacific Rim.

Concerned about the millions of tons of garbage in the patch – a floating blob halfway between California and Hawaii that’s twice the size of Texas – the Ocean Cleanup project is sending out a giant floating trash collector to try to scoop it up. The…

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