Did You Know?
There’s a giant garbage patch floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. The part of it knows as the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch is roughly twice the size of the state of Texas. It is made up largely of plastic trash-soda bottles and the like-some of which has been carried on the currents from as far away as China. In 2010 a similar garbage patch was discovered in the Atlantic Ocean spanning the distance between Virginia and Cuba.