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There's a garbage patch at the bottom of the ocean. Is there no place we won't trash?

There's a garbage patch at the bottom of the ocean. Is there no place we won't trash?

Humans produce about 1.3 billion tons of trash a year, more of it in the United States (254 million tons a year) than anywhere else. Like the global temperature, the human output of waste is expected to continue to rise — to 4 billion tons of trash by the next century.  

I sure am relieved I won’t be around to see this. The world is already trashy enough for me.

In any case it’s no wonder that trash has turned up in the most unlikely places. Such as bottom of the deepest part of the Earth’s oceans, where a

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