In the middle of the Pacific, just between Hawaii and California is an island most people haven't heard of before. It's twice the size of Texas and entirely man-made...of trash.
You read that right.
It's a swirling vortex of trash known as The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (fancy name, I know). The trash vortex is mostly made up of plastics which are swept up in the oceans currents and brought into one place- the vortex.
Over time as the plastics break down they become microplastic fragments that then enter our food chain via fish who ingest them.
Clearly, this is a problem of epic proportions.
Grown men have been staring the problem in the face for a while now, all agreeing that the problem is impossible.
Until a Dutch teenager decided it's only ever impossible if you say it is... This next generation (the one we're only now raising) is here to teach us more than we could EVER hope to teach them.
It's time we pull out our notebooks, cus we're getting schooled.
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