Yoda: Pacific Trash Patch Twice Size of Texas

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The Trash Patch In The Pacific Is Many Times Bigger Than We Thought

Between California and Hawaii, there’s a teeming patch of garbage that’s stretched over an area more than double the size of Texas. We already knew it was huge. There’s a reason it’s called the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” But new research has found that there is many times more garbage in this patch than previously thought – 4 to 16 times more than past estimates, according to a paper published today in Nature Scientific Reports.

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