This photo released on March 22 by the Ocean Cleanup shows a plastic garbage sample being collected by dredge in the Pacific in 2015. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Alarm as Great Pacific Garbage Patch is 16 times bigger than expected, and expanding exponentially

The vast swirl of plastic debris, containing 1.8 trillion pieces of trash, is thought to have grown massively as a result of the 2011 Japanese tsunami

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This photo released on March 22 by the Ocean Cleanup shows a plastic garbage sample being collected by dredge in the Pacific in 2015. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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