The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP), also described as the Pacific Trash Vortex, is a gyre of marine litter in the central North Pacific Ocean.

the North Pacific Gyre

The patch extends over an indeterminate area, with estimates ranging very widely, depending on the degree of plastic concentration used to define the affected area.

However, one thing is certain about the GPGP: the Powers that Be (TPTB) only exert power over the Earth, but have relinquished all responsibility over global pollution.

Pacific Trash Vortices
The picture above shows how trash (orange dots) entering the sea from land
along the Pacific coast is caught by the gyre. On its way the trash is concentrated
and eventually ends up in one of the two shown vortices. As a consequence, in
these areas, the surface water contains six times more plastic than plankton
biomass (dry weight)

On 7 January 2011, the Governor of the United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago (UMMOA) claimed a piece of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP).

The Governor plans to attract many nations and micronations to a treaty, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Treaty (GPGPT), in order to make everyone aware that UN states and the UN have claimed the Earth all for themselves, but none of these takes responsibility for that which was not originally part of the Earth, and which clearly doesn't belong on the Earth either.

The trash vortex is an area the size of Texas in the North Pacific in which an estimated six kilos of plastic for every kilo of natural plankton, along with other slow degrading garbage, swirls slowly around like a clock, choked with dead fish, marine mammals, and birds who get snared. Some plastics in the gyre will not break down in the lifetimes of the grandchildren of the people who threw them away.