Monday, April 05, 2010

Floating Islands of Plastic (but not Great Garbage Patches)

I love the irony of this concept: these are floating islands constructed from fiberglass embedded with various acquatic plants. These can be used at golf courses and other enclosed lakes and aimed as a natural method to improve water quality. (The plants uptake nitrogen and phosphorus from the water making them unavailable to algae.)

Anybody see any similarity between these and the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch"?

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