North Pacific Experiences Waste Surge

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•19 May 11, 2012

Researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography found that plastic waste in the North Pacific has increased a hundredfold over the past 40 years. What do you think?

  • “It's a good thing I don't live in the Pacific Ocean.”

    Mindy Hadley –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Thanks for trying, Pacific, but to us romantics, the most mysterious and captivating region of ocean detritus will always be the Sargasso Sea.”

    Nick Watson –
    Table Tender

  • “Shit, my bad. I just realized I’ve been putting my recycling in the wrong bin the last 12 years.”

    Justin Floyd –
    Stave Jointer