Since I learned about the plastic soup in our oceans it kept bothering me. I can’t believe I’d never heard of it before. Where was I. Was it no item? No news? Did I ignore it?
Well, not anymore!
This week Boyan Slat, founder of The Ocean Cleanup, shared the findings of their extensive research of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. They found 80.000 tonnes of plastic, floating in the Great Pacific. 1,2 million m2, three times the size of France…
I’m at a loss for words.
The last 8,5 years we lived in South Africa. We lived close to the garbage dump and passed it everytime we went to town and back. It bothered me that people just dumped their sh*t on a pile, and that the Worcester wind would take it to travel up in the sky. Plastic everywhere. The dump grew and a new place needed to be found….