What is the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch"?

Dynamic Earth

 

  1. First letís head over to Wikipedia for an overview of what the garbage patch is made from and why it exists.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_Garbage_Patch

 

Where did all the garbage come from?

 

 

 

 

  1. What does NPR say? Check them out hereÖ

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89099470

 

(there is also a direct link to this story at the bottom of the Wikipedia page)

Please summarize the article below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Donít worry though, some plastics break down easily in the oceans. Is that good or bad?

 

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/08/090820-plastic-decomposes-oceans-seas.html

Please summarize the article below.