Pacific Garbage Patch Could be the Next Alcatraz

Pacific Garbage Patch Could be the Next Alcatraz

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Craziest idea of the week? Turn the Pacific Garbage Patch into the next Alcatraz. Via @Greenopolis
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 11:55am


An architectual team wants to build a habitable island made entirely from recycled plastic to call attention to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The island is intended to be a safe haven for climate-change refugees.

The island would be an urban utopia powered both by solar and wave energy. All food would be locally grown with food waste being composted. While the idea is both fascinating and ludicrous, I think hosting refugees there is a huge mistake. Why should they be forced to live out at sea doing scenes from Lost?

Let's make this an eco-Alcatraz for any and all environmental crimes!

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