Environment Washington
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KUOW
By
Catherine Kovell

Katrina Rosen is with the green group Environment Washington. She says she doesn't want Puget Sound to look like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. That's a patch of thousands of miles of garbage that have accumulated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Rosen: "Over a million tons of garbage, including a ton of plastic and lots of plastic bags, have accumulated over time to create basically a toxic plastic soup. And so when you take water samples from it, it just looks like small particles of plastic that have broken down over time to create this yellowish murky water. And so that's what Puget Sound could look like if we continue to put plastic in the landfills where they can easily make their way into the Sound and then never go away."