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LeeG
05-14-2009, 11:52 AM
Hopefully it'll be a National Geographic movie on the tube. It's always an adventure going through garbage.

http://www.projectkaisei.org/


Project Kaisei will examine the largest area of the Plastic Vortex, an ocean vortex, situated to the North East of Hawaii, and approximately four days by boat from the State or from San Francisco. The Mission will consist of two “swaths” through the Plastic Vortex, with the aim to remove approximately 40 tons of plastic from the ocean for experimental recycling.

huisjen
05-14-2009, 12:39 PM
That doesn't seem like much. I suppose it's a pilot program. Counting in the tens of thousands of tons seem like a better scale.

Dan

Popeye
05-14-2009, 01:56 PM
same dealeo with the sargasso sea , junk accumulates there and swirls around and around and around

the north atlantic gyre is gods own in-sink-erator

Peerie Maa
05-14-2009, 03:12 PM
That doesn't seem like much. I suppose it's a pilot program. Counting in the tens of thousands of tons seem like a better scale.

Dan

Wiki quotes the stuff at 5.1 milligrammes /m^2.
So if I have not lost track of some zeros 40te is spread over 7.85 square kilometres. A lot of ocean to trawl.