More than twice the size of the Philippines! The largest garbage dump in the world reveals the true condition of the Earth

More than twice the size of the Philippines! The largest garbage dump in the world reveals the true condition of the Earth

Pollution is one of the most alarming effects of human activities in the planet. But this one huge evidence proves that this problem is getting worse.

Water pollution due to erroneous garbage disposal remains as a huge problem that humanity can’t just ignore any more.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a real evidence that this situation is not getting easier and just proved how humanity is not really into saving the mother Earth.

An aerial view of garbage floating in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. (The Matador Messenger, Pucker Mob)

An aerial view of garbage floating in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. (The Matador Messenger, Pucker Mob)

Great Pacific Garbage Patch or the Pacific trash swirl is an oceanic currents of garbage circulating the big part of the Pacific Ocean, near the countries of Japan, Philippines, USA (Hawaii & California).

With an approximate area of 700 000 sq.km., more than twice the size of the Philippines, this patch have a high concentration of waste mostly plastic, floating and underneath (up to 200m) the Pacific.

The plastic marine debris affects an estimated 267 species which ended up in their stomach by ingestion that contain toxic chemicals.

Most of those fishes are then consumed by humans. Consequently, people are not just destroying the lives of the marine species, but also poisoning everyone with this undisciplined behaviour.

courtesy of Live Science

courtesy of Live Science

Garbage washed up in a beach in Singapore (Wikipedia)

Garbage washed up in a beach in Singapore (Wikipedia)

Since 1988 to present, the massive trash dump is expanding its size up to 15 million sq. km. due to currents and wind movements that causes many nearby shorelines receive massive amount of garbage from the patch.

But the good news is, starting next year, the Dutch group Ocean Cleanup will start to remove plastic in the Great Patch that will result to 50% reduction of waste in just five years.

And the assured thing for now is that prevention is the key to control this problem. Just proper garbage disposal, recycling and self discipline will be a big step to solve this.

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