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Investigates the problem of the Midway Atoll, otherwise known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a small land mass in the Pacific Ocean that collects the plastic refuse from three continents. Presents arguments against single-use plastic containers, which do not biodegrade.
"On a 120-mile trek from Los Angeles Airport to the heart of Hollywood, the notorious writer, cultural provocateur and obsessive walker, Will Self interrogates the meaning of walking in a globalized industrialized world.