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  • 04.01.10

Where’s Next: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Rumored to be twice the size of Texas, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, 600 miles off California, is made up of spiraling fields of trash.

Where’s Next: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Rumored to be twice the size of Texas, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, 600 miles off California, is made up of spiraling fields of trash. In May, yachtswoman Mary Crowley and her Project Kaisei crew will be taking their second expedition to clean up the mess. “We will bring back tons of garbage,” says Crowley, who is working with scientists to find ways to turn some of the plastic into fuel. “It’s our goal to use these techniques throughout the world’s oceans.”

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Danielle Sacks is an award-winning journalist and a former senior writer at Fast Company magazine. She's chronicled some of the most provocative people in business, with seven cover stories that included profiles on J.Crew's Jenna Lyons, Malcolm Gladwell, and Chelsea Clinton.

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