Could an island made of trash become the world’s newest country?

Signal of change / Could an island made of trash become the world’s newest country?

By Duncan Jefferies / 12 Sep 2017

Duncan Jefferies on Twitter

Trash Isles even has its own currency, stamps and passports." Clever way of highlighting an important issue https://t.co/qAGfolSbDh

 

 

Could an island made of trash become the world's newest country?

Floating in the North Pacific Ocean is a mountain of waste the size of France. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is made up of two masses of rubbish between the US and Japan and contains everything from LEGO bricks to computer monitors and fishing nets.

So what?

This signal was also spotted by Gwyneth Fries:

 

Gwyneth Fries on Twitter

Nation status for a pile of trash in the ocean the size of France https://t.co/4ogEvSwj3w @FuturesCentre #fctracker



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What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

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