Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Good Morning America
Plastic Garbage As 'Shock' Art - Artist Dianna Cohen
Artist Dianna Cohen shares some tough truths about plastic pollution in the ocean and in our lives -- and some thoughts on how to free ourselves from the plastic gyre.
Chef Barton Seaver presents a modern dilemma: Seafood is one of our healthier protein options, but overfishing is desperately harming our oceans. He suggests a simple way to keep fish on the dinner table that includes every mom's favorite adage -- "Eat your vegetables!"
Narrated by Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons, this "mockumentary" video, hammers home the stark reality of California's plastic bag pollution situation.
Plastic Bag by Ramin Bahrani - Struggling with its immortality, a discarded plastic bag (voiced by Werner Herzog) ventures through the environmentally barren remains of America as it searches for its maker. - Go behind the scenes and read about the making: http://futurestates.tv/episodes/plast...
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- Leaders Convene for TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch Forum Nov. 6 (prnewswire.com)
- TED Talk: Turning Off the Plastic Pollution Faucet (Video) (treehugger.com)
- The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: The Parabolic Toilet of the Environment (greenfudge.org)