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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Expanding Islands of Trash

Light bulbs, bottle caps, toothbrushes, Popsicle sticks and tiny pieces of plastic, each the size of a grain of rice, inhabit the Pacific garbage patch, an area of widely dispersed trash that doubles in size every decade and is now believed to be roughly twice the size of Texas.

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