Plastic Garbage Island Research Paper

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Plastic Garbage Islands
Myth or truth
14th of April 2016
ZLGY 3714
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Kotolwane Nthabiseng
2011150907
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Slindo Nkabinde
2010060461

Plastic Garbage Islands
Water is a common source of our lives, 70% of water covers the Earth as the Sea. They are about five oceans that surround the earth, namely: Artic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern. Oceans and water generally form habitat of many marine animals and for our sake, they produce about half of the oxygen in the atmosphere. Unfortunately our oceans are in danger, especially Pacific Ocean which is treated as a garbage dump. They are about five garbage patches in the world and Pacific garbage patch is the largest of them. This causes pollution
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The convergence zone is where warm water from the South Pacific meets up with cooler water from the Artic. The zone acts like a highway that moves debris from one patch to another. The garbage island is bounded by the Northern Pacific subtropical Gyre. An ocean gyre is a system of circular ocean currents formed by the Earths wind patterns and the forces created by the rotation of the planet. The Northern Pacific subtropical gyre is created by the interaction of the California, North equatorial, Kuroshiro and North Pacific currents. The area in the centre of a gyre tends to be very calm and stable. The circular motion of gyre draws debris into this stable centre where it becomes trapped. The amount of debris accumulated because much of it is not…show more content…
• The massive plastic trash gyre isn’t an island, it’s the disaster of capital circling the globe on ocean currents
They haven’t been a proper study of the ocean gyres and plastic patches, some of the pictures even come from inland rivers. So some of the conclusion should be removed as they give out false information to people and introduce troubles with the economy.
There are no dumps of trash in the ocean, only a small percentage of ocean plastics float at the sea surface, which don’t disturb the ocean to an extend of killing it and removing its characters. The plastic gyres you hear about in the news are primarily composed of tiny plastic particles that are the degraded fragments of their original form (i.e., bottles, containers, toys) many are the size of a grain of rice. Most of the plastics in the ocean come from items we use every day. There are solutions to these problems; The ultimate solution is a combination of all of these garbage. The biggest impact will come from stopping the massive amounts of plastic litter before it travels over land and into our waterways and

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