Why we aren’t going to recycle the North Pacific Garbage Patch

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The suggestion of recycling the North Pacific Garbage Patch into building materials gets made a lot. While creative and elegant, with a little examination it turns out to be completely economically unfeasible, and actually wasteful of resources.

Think of it this way. Suppose it were possible to profitably turn trash into building materials. The most efficient way to do this would be to buy a landfill and recycle it. Compared to this strategy, using trash from the garbage patch has a number of major disadvantages:

1) Operating at sea is **very** expensive.

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The Seasteading Institute November 2009 Newsletter

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### The Seasteading Institute November 2009 Newsletter ###

### Table of Contents ###

* Highlights
* The Poseidon Project: Building the World’s First Independent Seastead by 2015
* Conference Recap
* Ephemerisle Recap
* Hiring – Three positions

* Poseidon Project
* Platform
* Commercial
* Residential
* Fundraising

* Awareness & Community
* Membership Program
* Events
* Media
* Book

### Highlights

#### The Poseidon Project: Building the World’s First Independent Seastead by 2015

At the Seasteading 2009 Conference, we were excited to un Continue reading