21fc49a2-30c0-405e-a1ec-76b3ed8ab50aDaytona Beach, Fla. – March 5, 2015 – A swirling, floating, melting mess of plastic trash and debris roughly the size of Texas spins in an ever-growing orbit in the North Pacific ocean, known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” Discarded plastic cooks in the sun’s rays, and oozes into miniscule pieces too small to be collected and removed from the water.