It's been while since we've talked about the Great Pacific Garbage patch, but since waste management seems to be a bit of a theme the last couple days, it seems appropriate to bring it up. Last month, Charles Moore gave an excellent TED talk about the floating vortex of death. Click through to watch his speech and learn more about what's up with this WALL-E-style island of killer brick-a-brack.
What is so disheartening is the seemingly impossible task of ever cleaning this up. When the TED 2009 winner is a speech on ocean conservation, this speech on the filth floating in the water and the detestation it causes makes it seem even more imperative that we learn how to eliminate waste from our daily lives.
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