Every now and then, while having a particularly trying day here in NYC, I might “lovingly” refer to my home as Garbage Island. Of course it’s usually accompanied by an expletive and generally instigated by some sort of subway malfunction, but at the end of the day I don’t REALLY think my city is a trashy place. Well, at least no where near as trashy as the island I’m about to tell you about.
Indeed there actually IS a massive blob of trash floating out in the Pacific Ocean just north of Hawaii that is quite often refered to as “Garbage Island.” Like Big Foot or the Bermuda Triangle or Sharon Stone’s ability to feel compassion, some say this mysterious mound of pollution simply doesn’t exist. Well skeptics get ready to be converted.
VBS TV has just released a 12- part documentary series that shows the world just how real (and serious) Garbage Island is. The film documents the crew’s discoveries and shows the unbelievable impact our waste has on the ocean.
So blow up that raft, pack a bag and take a little trip on down to Garbage Island.