I previously wrote here that plastic may be a curse of our time because of the millions of tonnes of these materials polluting the Pacific Ocean. Now comes its equivalent in the North Atlantic Ocean. To the National Geographic :
“The newly described garbage patch sits hundreds of miles off the North American coast. Although its east-west span is unknown, the patch covers a region between 22 and 38 degrees north latitude.”
This most worrying phenomenon have been handled recently by other news sources, including the BBC and Yahoo News. For more, please also check out 5gyres.org and their blog.