5.17.2009

Garbage Island

The film Garbage Island explores the formation and contents of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an area of debris in the ocean that is twice the size of Texas. 80% of the pollution comes from land and is brought together by ocean currents known as the North Pacific gyre. It's a sobering look at the consequences of our consumption.

2 comments:

mheidelberger said...

I regularly watch the History channel series Life After People which recently dedicated a section of an episode to this large patch of garbage....Such a crazy phenomenon which will be screwing with the ecosystem of the Pacific way long after we're gone.

Craig Miyamoto said...

I'll echo that comment. I also learned of Garbage Island from the Life After People series. The garbage will live on and on and on.