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Eastern Garbage Continent cyberstate

The large garbage spot in the Pacific Ocean, with an area of​3 million sq. km. (1500 x 2000 km) — the size of Greenland, ceased being the concern solely of Greenpeace and other environmental organizations. The global environmental crisis in the neutral waters of the Seven Seas was finally addressed by the UN. Created in 2025, the first international floating environmental platform for the disposal of plastic waste reached its design processing capacity of 100,000 tons per year. It would take one such installation a century to recycle all the plastic dumped into the oceans in just one year.  

Dissatisfied with the UN's response to solving the world's environmental problems, 239,711 citizens of the Garbage Islands state, unrecognized by the UN, crowdfunded an autonomous floating station to collect plastic waste in the ocean, create floating polymer blocks, and increase the area and immersion depth of their plastic homeland. The growing island was declared the capital of the cyberstate Eastern Garbage Continent.

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rbuszka Sounds neat, but I don't think that only 230,000 people living on a mass of floating detritus will be able to afford to build such an installation in a hyperinflated future financial world.
04 Dec 2020
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