Ocean Garbage

by alex11 on April 17, 2018 - 9:40pm

In the article from Global News titled “Swirling pile of trash in Pacific Ocean is now 3 times the size of France” written by Emanuela Campanella. The author talks about the danger of ocean pollution in which revolves around trash in the Pacific Ocean.  One of the ways the author explorer this concern, she states that “Scientists are warning that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, between Hawaii and California, is accumulating trash faster than ever and is now three times the size of France.”. (Campanella). This is a problem as “it is the largest accumulation of trash in the ocean and researchers estimate that it could be up to 16 times bigger than previously thought.” (Campanella). Therefore, the problem is it can threaten sea lifeforms and the biosphere of the oceans to a point it can kill a large group of the ocean species.   As so, I believe this is an immediate danger and feel that communities should invest on technology to remove garbage on the ocean and lakes as soon as possible. In addition, governments should enforce laws that prohibit the dumping of trash on any water ways.



Campanella, Emanuela. «Swirling pile of trash in Pacific Ocean is now 3 times the size of France.» Global News (2018). 16 April 2018. <https://globalnews.ca/news/4101436/great-pacific-garbage-patch-size-fran....







I chose to comment on your Summary as I think that Ocean Pollution is an extremely important matter to be discussed as it is occurring today and is only getting worse. In the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the total amount of plastic found in the water body is unfortunately, increasing (Mooney, 2018). After a recent survey, it was estimated that there is currently 4-16 times more plastic in the area than there should be (Mooney, 2018). All of this plastic in the water body is extremely detrimental to the species living there and puts their lives at risk. I completely agree with your point of view in which certain laws should be implemented in order to stop the dumping of trash into the body of water. Moreover, I also agree with your other argument in which there should be an investment in a technology to better the situation. The situation of Ocean Pollution is getting out of control and we must find solutions to get rid of the plastic, fast.

Mooney, C. (2018, April 24). Plastic within the great pacific garbage patch is ‘increasing exponentially,’ scientists find. Independent Tribune. Retrieved from http://www.independenttribune.com/news/plastic-within-the-great-pacific-...

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