Hawaii Ocean Debris Could Fill 18-Wheeler

01/08/2013 07:18

Elizabeth Howell, LiveScience Contributor   |   July 30, 2013 11:39am ET

In an area of Hawaii, far removed from most human habitation, a recent cleanup effort yielded an 18-wheeler's worth of human debris during a 19-day anti-pollution campaign this year.

The region, which includes Midway Atoll, some 1,200 miles (1,900 kilometers) from the Hawaiian mainland, acts as a "fine-tooth comb" in picking up debris from elsewhere, ... [Read more] ...