Floating island of rubbish 3 times size of BRITAIN floating towards CA

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  1. W.G.Ewald

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    Floating island of rubbish three times size of BRITAIN floating towards California - Mirror Online
     
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    Great news for beachcombers!
     
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    Re: Floating island of rubbish three times size of BRITAIN floating to

    O_O wow...

    from the name I assume this is japanese debris?
    Here is the tsunami that might have caused this
    Tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture - YouTube

    It takes some special balls to film while a tsunami is slowly smashing it's way around lol.
     
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    Three times the size of Britain, that's bigger than Cali itself. It's about the size of Texas :cerealspit:
     
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    Great guns!

    Maybe something there might be worth check for value.

    Then they should be shepherded and what is recyclable should be recycled and the remained used to reclaim parts of the ocean along the Californian coast.

    That is the only worthwhile solution that I can think of.

    Sinking it to the ocean floor would do greater environmental damage.
     
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    Word of warning...stay away from the stuff that glows in the dark :)
     
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    Thanks.

    I forgot that aspect of the rubbish!
     
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    They've mistaken Britain for a rubbish dump:lol::rofl::pound:
     
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    I find the size of this thing too huge to be credible, any other sources, images?
     
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    Another image from the article. No description or attribution.
     
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    Re: Floating island of rubbish three times size of BRITAIN floating to

    wow.....the image shows it's bigger than japan itself, while all the debris came from japan
     
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    Re: Floating island of rubbish three times size of BRITAIN floating to

    I think this picture shows the density of the waste material. The red dots near the center are the most dense parts and the outer layers probably have very low density of waste material and is not much to worry about.
    :hmm:
     
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    Yes. The debris is fanned out. Lot's of empty space in between.
     
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