Question: Why does all the garbage from our beaches eventually end up in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

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  1. Great question 🙂 most of the garbage in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch comes from the northern hemisphere countries the are on the Pacific Ocean such as USA, Canada, Japan, Korea. Litter from Australian is taken offshore by rivers flowing into the sea and then winds and currents. It usually ends up in either the southern Pacific Ocean or the Indian Ocean. There is so much plastic in the oceans that it kills many birds and turtles each year.

    see this you tube clip of ocean currents that transport plastic pollution