The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Okay, so I usually try to keep this blog up-beat, do-able and exciting. Certain parts of environmentalism make good financial and health sense, and I try to focus on those. I don’t usually go in for convincing people to be environmentally friendly with fear, doomsday predictions, and fire and brimstone admonishments. But OH MY GOD there is a continent-sized patch of garbage floating around in the middle of the ocean! With all the oil spills happening in the last weeks, one hitting too close to home, it’s impossible not to notice a giant, whirling mass of garbage that is “too big to be cleaned up.” Greenpeace explains the phenomenon, as does the San Francisco Chronicle.

The good news is, smart people in Kenya are using similar washed-up flotsam to make cool stuff.

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