garbage patch - definition and synonyms

noun

or plastic soup

  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea. One of the biggest of its kind is called the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'.

    Most of the garbage patch is made up of tiny fragments of plasticnotorious for being exceptionally slow to break down – and virtually invisible to the eye.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/10/2014