In its coverage of the missing Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, CNN has already had experts on to explain black holes and zombie planes. Today, as searches of the Indian Ocean turn up only trash unrelated to the plane, CNN went straight to the garbage man for an expert opinion.

Editor’s note: CNN’s “garbage man” is actually Marcus Eriksen, executive director and co-founder the 5 Gyres Institute. Twitchy apologizes for any confusion.