3,000 miles

3,000 km

Pacific

Ocean

Eastern

garbage

patch

Western

garbage

patch

3,000 miles

3,000 km

South

Equatorial

Equatorial

Countercurrent

Kuroshio

N Pacific

Australia

China

Eastern

garbage patch

or North Pacific

Subtropical High

Western garbage

patch or

Recirculation Gyre

3,000 miles

3,000 km

South

Equatorial

Equatorial

Countercurrent

North Equatorial

Kuroshio

North Pacific

Pacific

Ocean

Australia

China

US

Eastern

garbage

patch or

North Pacific

Subtropical High

Western garbage

patch or

Recirculation Gyre

3,000 miles

3,000 km

South

Equatorial

Equatorial

Countercurrent

North Equatorial

Alaska

Kuroshio

North Pacific

Pacific

Ocean

Australia

China

US

Eastern

garbage

patch or

North Pacific

Subtropical High

Western garbage

patch or

Recirculation Gyre