Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Everything you need to know about the giant plastic island

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is the largest accumulation zone of ocean plastic in the world.

It is located halfway between California and Hawaii. And it is getting worse, fast.

Scientists have been mapping plastic in the area since then the 1970s. However, the phenomenon started to grow, possibly, in the 1950s.

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Scientists inadvertently develop an enzyme that eats plastic faster

A team of scientists discovered an enzyme that that digests the most common plastics found in the environment.

According to the researchers from the University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the discovery was nearly accidental.

They were studying the structure of a natural enzyme - PETase - which is thought to have evolved in a Japanese waste recycling center, allowing a bacterium to degrade plastic as a food source.

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The truth about plastic pollution

The United Nations Environment Assembly is urging worldwide governments to adopt policies that reduce the use of plastics.

The Clean Seas campaign targets the industry to minimize plastic packaging and redesign products and calls on global consumers to change their throwaway habits that will irreversibly damage our marine resources.

In other words, the goal is to say farewell to single-use plastic. But first, we need to understand how plastics became an inescapable nightmare.

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