How big is the North Pacific garbage patch?
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Answer: B. Twice the size of Texas!
The North Pacific garbage patch is a moving gyre that, according to some researchers, is twice the size of Texas and located between California and Hawaii. The sheer size of this wasteland is astounding: there are 750,000 pieces of plastic per square kilometre, and nearly 70 per cent of the plastic amalgamated at the site has sunk under the water. Researchers at the University of Hawaii found that the trash that escapes the vortex due to changing currents end up strewn across the Hawaiian Islands; the rest ends up in the Pacific garbage patch.
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