Nigel Slater is asked this question: Recipes ask for one stalk of celery. What’s there to do with the remainder? Nigel says:
You could try it cooked in a little butter and white wine over a low heat, adding some chopped pancetta and parsley. But don’t forget braised celery or the fact that it makes an excellent and deliciously old fashioned soup.
He’s overlooking the best thing to do with celery, or maybe it’s not known in England. You put peanut butter in the trough and plant raisins along the top. Ants on a Log.
Aside from the objects floating around, the plastic is mostly in the state of small, ground-up pieces:
If you’ve never heard of the Gyre — also known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the Pacific Trash Vortex — odds are you will hear a lot more soon. It is an oceanic trash pile in the north Pacific Ocean that is twice the size of Texas, trapped in a remote, circular current.