Can you recycle the Great pacific Garbage Patch ?

Can you recycle the Great pacific Garbage Patch ?
Every other object or thing we own is made up of some kind of plastic these days. Just look around your room and ponder which thing doesn't have it. Okay, you might have found a dozen things not made of plastic but you can't deny the fact that one out of every three things you own has something made of plastic. Do you know that all your plastic junk that never gets recycled goes to the ocean gyres? Due to some reasons, the biggest garbage point in the world waters is in between Japan and North America.It would take 67 years to clean only 1% of it. The only thing we could do is use eco-friendly bags instead of plastic ones, similarly concentrate more on the recycling of things.As you are also producing atleast 0.68kg of trash every day. Share your thoughts about GREAT GARBAGE PATCH and tell us what you do to help in recycling the trash.




It's disgusting some of the things humans do really. I'm sure that if countries got together and made plans together then I'm sure we could come up with plans to stop such large wastage and to figure out a way to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But no, countries are too busy starting wars with each other.
Posted by kingcool52 on 09-10-2017

Nothing is impossible

It is possible to recycle the great pacific garbage patch. We may not be able to recycle all of it, but it is recyclable nonetheless.

I use plastic often. It's something that is already part of our daily lives. What I do in order to minimize waste products is to recycle plastic bottles. I make them into personalized piggybanks, pencil holders, and many more. I now minimize my intake of bottled water. And when it comes to throwing away the trash, I properly segregate them before disposing of them.

Posted by limberg on 09-28-2017


It is a sick world that we live in where people can destroy nature like this. It's disgusting to think that people did this. It takes just a second to put the plastic into the recycle bin.
Posted by BigDreamer on 09-14-2017


It needs to be cleaned. And people have to be really understanding on how the garbage is affecting the water. And it needs to be properly controlled. And recycling seems to be the priority of many people. And we have to do this for sure.
Posted by overcast on 04-15-2018


I always bring ecobags. I make sure to have it in my bag, so that anytime i decide to shop i don't have to use their paper bag or plastic. It's my way of helping in recycling. We all know that trash bins now have their label so we can properly segregate our trash. Throwing my trash at the right trash bin is a good way of helping in recycling programs.
Posted by zheh on 09-07-2017

Recycle all the way!

Yes of course! I can recycle it and do many things and maybe I can earn money from it. First, I can use it as fertilizers from my plants and I know it is a good fertilizer. Second, I can use platics to make ecobags or any things which we can use in household and also it can also be a vase for plants. There are many waste to recycle garbages.
Posted by blank629 on 09-06-2017

eco-friendly bag all the way!

Man is killing off man with the way man is polluting the earth. I think everyone should be using eco-friendly bag to save the environment for future generations.

And I also think that the world governments could clean up that garbage patch if the whole world worked on it. But people in power would rather give them selves raises and spend money on military and take lavish vacations then help mother earth.

Posted by Soulwatcher on 09-09-2017


Many companies change their bags in to paper bag which we can recycle but others are still using plastic and that might be the problem because there are still people who are using plastic we can't really solve this problem if we don't work together in this problem if there are people who doesn't care about our environment it is impossible to fix this what we can do is to minimize it as much as possible...
Posted by Flipppy on 09-06-2017


reduce. Reuse. Recycle. These are the 3 basic categories on garbage. And yes! With the great amount of garbage there are still hope of renewal of every water bodies. There are different ways on how to recycle certain trash. They can be made for decorations, furniture and other useful alternatives . Let us be reminded there is profit in trash
Posted by Istine on 09-06-2017


I think we could fairly contribute in reusing or recycling garbage.there's a plenty of things we could do to reducing the risk of using plastic.There's a lot of DIY we could find in youtube that can help.Im happy that these day's I rarely see any convenience store or supermarkets who uses plastic.we should always carry our eco friendly bag.
Posted by jeiyyy on 09-06-2017


No one has disagreed yet, be the first!


There are seven kinds of plastic based on Society of Plastic Industry which some can be recycle and un-recyclable are causing not good to environment. So most of un-recycled is being disposed is some damp sites. Using eco friendly bag is one of the best proposal to deplete high rate of waste disposal or by strictly implementing rules to decrease the issue of littering. While some of the waste that improperly disposed affects the body of water as manifestation of flood and pollute the water.
Posted by rogel on 09-06-2017
I live in a third world country but we are starting to use eco-friendly bags and paper bags instead of plastics. Eliminating the use of plastic is a great way to start to save the ocean because as long we use and manufacture plastics, we can never avoid garbage polluting the ocean.
Posted by Scarlet on 09-06-2017
People are not ready to stop using the plastic. And instead they are giving excuses. And this is what makes it harder for us to have the garbage free world. So on that point you can see that recycling is not something we can possibly find on many ways. People have to understand that part. I guess for each one of us it'd not be that easy. So considering that part, I guess we have to focus on cleaning.
Posted by overcast on 09-06-2017
I think plastics that can't be recycled should be banned. That's one way of stopping the people from using it then throwing it. Only those recyclable should be allowed to be manufactured for use of the people. In addition, the use of eco-bags should be imposed to the people. Instead of plastic bags, we can use that or for those light products, we can use the paper bag instead. Each country should really focus in developing a thing or a system that can help recycle all trash. That way, this problem about the trash can be solved.
Posted by SimplyD on 09-06-2017
Oh, I actually had no idea that the plastic was dumped there... that's horrible and I can't believe that it would take 67 years just to clean 1%. Those statistics are mind blowing to me. It only shows how bad plastic is and that is devastating for our environment. I personally do recycle all of my trash and for the past few years, I have been trying to reduce all plastic consumption. This means that I avoid using or buying plastic based products such as bags and so on. I always use eco-friendly shopping bags now. I think that if we'd all start being more aware of this huge problem that we could decrease the plastic consumption but some people simply don't care.
Posted by Mehano on 09-06-2017
With the caveat that I'm not trying to minimize the impact of this mess, I'm far more concerned about the micro-particle plastic that has integrated itself into the oceanic ecosystem than the floating islands of trash. I do not know that we have a recycling process that would suitably fix that mess, but in theory, we could at least scoop it up. It's more or less contained within itself. The plastic particles which have inundated the seas, however, are turning up in appreciable amounts in the food chain thanks to a process called bioaccumulation. We know basically nothing about what the ramifications of these concentrations of plastics in organisms will be, or on us as we eat those fish too. I cannot imagine anything good will come of it.
Posted by JaiGuru on 09-06-2017
Yes of course here in my country all plastic bottles and other kinds of plactic shape can be recycled it can be sold in a junk shop and earn some extra cash. for me they should not throw plastic on the sea they are destroying the ocean the mother nature and all the corals fish below it can die. its better to recycle everything to be more productive and more useful in our society.
Posted by tophew on 09-06-2017
I guess my first question would be, what do you do to recycle? :p

I try to reduce, reuse, recycle as much stuff as possible. I find upcycling to be a terrific creative outlet, as well as providing (mostly) free "craft supplies." I love making something good from junk. Trash to treasure is the way to go. There are tons of things that can be made from those plastic bags. HappyFlowerLady on here makes rugs.
Posted by Zyni on 09-06-2017
I did not know about the Pacific garbage and I did not know that every un recyclable things are thrown to the Pacific, and I also did not know you won't be able to clean even one percent of that garbage even if you clean for 67 years. I always refuse to use a plastic bag, when I go for shopping, I always carry my own bag. When I have too many plastic bags, I will try to upcycle and make a useable things.
Posted by vinaya on 09-06-2017
A lot of garbage is being thrown in the pacific. And people should think about doing something about it. And they should be understanding on how the garbage can be recycled in that case. I have seen that some of the time it can be really understanding if the things change with the garbage. A lot of people are not much aware of it.
Posted by overcast on 04-15-2018
The Pacific garbage patch probably could have been avoided if people were more careful about where they put the trash. I'm pretty sure that we could have done something with the plastic like burned it down or recycled it. The problem probably was that it cost more to do that than to just dump it into the sea and no one could have really foreseen the consequences putting it in the water. Even if it takes that long to clean out such a small portion of it they probably should try it anyway before we make the whole Pacific's marine life extinct.
Posted by AlexHarris on 09-06-2017
Well I didn't know the severity of this, and I found it very disturbing... I won't say I love recycle plastic bags because they tend to be a bit less strong than regular plastic bags, But I use bags made of fabric than you can use and wash and use again... In my country it's becoming sort of a trend, not because people worry about the ocean but because of the financial crisis, it's expensive buying a simple bag an people like to save that money by using the fabric bags...
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 09-07-2017
I think that people are going to have to do something about that garbage patch before it destroys all of the marine life in the ocean. There should be a specialized trash ship to come and collect it and then recycle it so it is no longer a threat to society. It is just one of the things that people need to do so that they can get the sort of beautiful ocean waters that we all want and need.
Posted by kgord on 09-09-2017
I think that such things should be easier done if everyone did a little. For example, think of all the trash that we produce every day. If we all at least separated it into recyclable and non recyclabe it would be a huge step towards helping the planet. Small steps that make a difference
Posted by Marvadaum on 09-09-2017
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We should minimize the used of plastics. Instead getting another plastic bag when shopping and throwing it after used, its better to bring your own eco bag. In this little way we can minimize the plastic consumption. At home we recycled the plastic bottles and turn it into a flower pot and there are a lot of way to used the empty plastic bottle you just need to used your imagination and be creative.
Posted by rose thornes on 09-10-2017
It is the most common problems of many countries now. “Garbage”. We can help the community by recycling it. In my country we started to use eco bag and stop using plastic. All people must be responsible to save our mother earth, we should have the initiative and have discipline not to throw garbage anywhere. That garbage we throw will eventually give us disaster like floods and it is happening now in our country.
Posted by honeybabe on 09-25-2017
That's a shame. With all the technology and all the awareness and eco campaigns, you'd think we would have learned something that would allow us to advance even more than we have by now. We have a big patch of garbage steering us in the face and what can be done about it? Can't they try shooting some of it into space or burying it somewhere rather than having it contribute to global warming or all sorts of ecological disaster? We have several recycling plants here for plastic and other waste and I try to utilize them as much as I can. I personally try not to litter and I try to discourage anyone who I see doing so. There's so much to be done about this problem in so short a time. I suppose nature has it's way of recycling this mess as well so it's just a matter of time before this entire process gets overhauled in one way or the other. Let's hope that we can control the disposal before we become apart of nature's cleaning out and renewal process.
Posted by Joteque on 09-27-2017
I'm amazed this place exists at all. it seems like some sick joke on humanity. Anyway, it seems like businesses would take the lead in creating biodegradable products, especially cups and diapers, but it isn't the case. Anyway, as with global warming, businesses simply don't want to help the environment cause it will lower profits.
Posted by jyy on 10-08-2017
Recycling the great pacific garbage patch is a very tough act to follow because the damage has already been done, the only thing we can do is to reduce it by recycling most of our plastic product that we are not using again to stop more garbage to the pacific.
Posted by babyright on 10-14-2017
Depends on the type of plastics honestly. However the problem with the garbage patch is tracking it and then cleaning it up. All this stuff is being broken down and entering our food chain. In fact a recent study showed that the microplastics from the ocean is ending up in our food and eventually in our bodies. It's definitely something sobering to think about.
Posted by Rhodolite on 10-22-2017
In one swimming pool resort, I had seen how the maintenance guy labored to clean the swimming pool by using the filtering net. He would try to retrieve the small objects like leaf in order to make the pool clean. The ocean is such a vast place that garbage will be swimming there. How can we clean the oceans and seas of garbage? Even if we have lots of boats to use, I don’t think we can clean the oceans and seas simply because man continues to throw dirt to the sea.
Posted by Corzhens on 04-09-2018