A Giant Plastic Island to Cure the Garbage Patch
A group of architects have a radical new idea for cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: turn it all into a giant island of recycled plastic complete with farmland, beaches — even a city made of plastic buildings with a plastic subway system.
The project, dubbed “Recycled Island” by its creators, Dutch group WHIM Architecture, certainly doesn’t lack for ambition. It calls for a massive cleanup of plastic in the North Pacific Gyre, the area of swirling ocean water infamous for collecting vast amounts of plastic trash.
Ambitious, to say the least