We really should be recycling what has gracefully been collected by mother nature simply because the impact of the plastic patch is devastating to any ecosystem it comes in contact with. Especially the population of birds that feed in the water the trash inhabits. Below is a link to a (slightly graphic) video trailer for a documentary about Midway Island, an island that's roughly 2000 miles from any continent yet is filled with birds dying because of human garbage. The birds die and decompose but all the plastic in their stomach and intestines remain. You can see for yourself via the photo above. This is something the entire world should see but most of us aren't even aware of whats happening.
Most Of Us Are Simply Unaware