Gallery: Inhabitat Sets Sail With the 5 Gyres Project to Explore Plasti...

 

Hello from south of the Equator! I’m excited to announce that I’ve been chosen to be a crew member on the latest 5 Gyres mission, which will study plastic pollution (like the debris in Punta Arenas, Chile in the photo above) in the south of Chile. 5 Gyres is an organization that seeks to study plastic pollution in waters around the world, report on the problem, and attempt to provide solutions – with the northern Pacific gyre currently clocking in at twice the size of the United States, it’s clear that plastic pollution is a huge issue. Electrolux has sponsored my journey and I’ll be bringing Inhabitat readers updates straight from the Sea Dragon sailboat about what we find – read on for more info on our trip!

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  1. lazyreader March 4, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Everyone wants to go to the Pacific and see the Gyre. Why not charge fees and turn it into a tourist attraction. And the money could go for cleaning up the site. Volunteer labor and money can clean the entire site. After all it was their trash that ended up there anyway.

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