Right now there is a plastic soup of garbage floating in the Pacific Ocean that is nearly covers the same space as the continental United States; and it’s still growing. Charles Moore who discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch believes that it is a trash vortex containing about 100 million tonnes of flotsam. This massive water borne trash heap stretches about 500 nautical miles off the Californian coast, across the northern Pacific, past Hawaii and almost as far as Japan.
To draw attention to this floating disaster British millionaire David Rothschild will set out from San Francisco in April in an attempt to alert the world to the very real pollution threat this Pacific garbage patch brings. His journey will be on a raft that is built out of empty mineral water bottles and is called Plastiki in memory of the Kon-Tiki. the timber and hemp raft used by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl. As well the Plastiki launch date is April 28 which will be the 62nd anniversary of the launch of the Kon-Tiki expedition.
Source: The Independent