Off the West Coast, out in the Pacific Ocean, there’s a huge area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Within this area, there are not one, but TWO literal islands of garbage that have accumulated in the ocean. These bodies of floating waste, mostly discarded plastic, are so large, if they were landmasses people could easily colonize and live on them.
If we don’t dramatically change the way we deal with our trash disposal, problems like this will get worse, not better. If we don’t think green, our future is black.