The largest garbage dump in the world is roughly twice the size of the
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a continent-sized constellation of
discarded shoes, bottles, bags, pacifiers, plastic wrappers,
toothbrushes and every other type of trash imaginable, floating in the
Pacific Ocean about halfway between Hawaii and San Francisco. The
ocean's swirling currents have pushed the piles of debris, accumulated
detritus of sea vessels and decades of under-the-radar ocean dumping,
together in loose configurations just below the water's surface.