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Could A Ball of Trash Be Your New Front Yard?

Nick Nicoludis :: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 4:30 pm

As our society moves forward, and we destroy the earth more and more, we have to ask ourselves: What next? Some say the Moon, some say Mars, but the people at The Netherlands Architecture Fund have a better idea: A giant trash island!

That’s right, trash. Currently there is a giant ball of trash the size of France and Spain put together sitting in the mid-Pacific Ocean. Also known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the gyre of marine litter is composed of plastics, chemical sludge and random debris. Sounds like the perfect place to settle, and people from New Jersey will feel right at home. MORE »