The Pacific Ocean is officially now our dustbin.
Look at the image here, drawn up by the nice people at The Independent newspaper.
Those two dark blobs represent much larger blobs of bobbing plastic, garbage, trash, rubbish, call it what you will. Our detritus.
Effectively, this floating bin now stretches from Japan to Hawaii, and from Hawaii half way to the US.
The amount of ocean fouled by this trash is twice the size of the continental United States.
It really is time to recycle, people. This is not a green fantasy anymore. What happens when we run out of ocean to piss, shit and dump plastic into?