I've had a personal interest in the Pacific Ocean's "Pacific Gyre" - a marine debris and trash area - also known as the North Pacific Garbage Patch.Every year when I teach on issues of the ethics of ecology, my University learners read about this specific issue (among many other issues!)From Oklahoma, this seems a long distance away. And yet, it is our plastics and our consumption that contributes to global, natural, trans-national problems like this. We should be mindful, thoughtful, aware and active in working toward better ways to use and resource. If you've driven across Texas - the attached image gives some perspective on the huge-scale of this trash problem!More on the recent news with this BBC article. Toward eupan ~~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.