What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? But first, let’s talk about what it’s not. It’s not a floating island of trash, like a garbage dump or a landfill. It’s also not the only patch. They exist all throughout the ocean, and the Pacific Garbage Patch just happens to be the most famous. Watch this video to learn more.
Top image: Visualization of ocean garbage patches. Credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio.
[Source: Ocean Today/NOAA/YouTube. Top image added.]