Plastic - don't use it. Recycle everything you can. It doesn't degrade naturally and so much of it has polluted the oceans there are now floating plastic islands in all the major oceans of the world.

What is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?

Plastic - don't use it. Recycle everything you can. It doesn't degrade naturally and so much of it has polluted the oceans there are now floating plastic islands in all the major oceans of the world.

"The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also described as the Pacific Trash Vortex, is a gyre of marine litter in the central North Pacific Ocean located roughly between 135°W to 155°W and 35°N and 42°N.[1] The patch extends over an indeterminate area, with estimates ranging very widely depending on the degree of plastic concentration used to define the affected area." ugh i read about this... sad

"The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also described as the Pacific Trash Vortex, is a gyre of marine litter in the central North Pacific Ocean located roughly between 135°W to 155°W and 35°N and 42°N.[1] The patch extends over an indeterminate area, with estimates ranging very widely depending on the degree of plastic concentration used to define the affected area." ugh i read about this... sad

Oceans of trash… Literally - A new survey estimates that the world’s oceans contain over 250,000 tons of trash. This is about ten times more than other recent studies suggested. Click pin to read the article.

Oceans of trash… Literally - A new survey estimates that the world’s oceans contain over 250,000 tons of trash. This is about ten times more than other recent studies suggested. Click pin to read the article.

Why are people eating their own trash? Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch Infographic

Everything You Need to Know About the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage patch containing millions of pounds of mostly plastic, is the largest landfill in the world, and it floats in the middle of the ocean.

The Great Pacific Garbage patch containing millions of pounds of mostly plastic, is the largest landfill in the world, and it floats in the middle of the ocean.

Drifting "Ghost Net" of plastic, rope and various aquatic animals

What’s the size of Texas, made of plastic, and floating in the Pacific Ocean?

Something to remember every time we don't use a reusable grocery bag or buy those single serving water bottles...Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Plastic Shore: Waste Build-up in the North Pacific Ocean, Twice the Size of Texas

Something to remember every time we don't use a reusable grocery bag or buy those single serving water bottles...Great Pacific Garbage Patch

How the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Destroying the Oceans and the Future for Marine Life

How the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Destroying the Oceans and the Future for Marine Life

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Infographic about garbage in the ocean. Created by second graders at an Expeditionary Learning School.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Infographic about garbage in the ocean. Created by second graders at an Expeditionary Learning School.

It’s no secret that the world’s ocean trash problem is getting bad; looking at a handful of images from the Texas-sized Pacific garbage patch should be enough to convince anyone. As for all of our litter that doesn’t end up in the middle of the ocean? It often stays close to shore, where volunteers for Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup pick some of it up, cataloging all the items they find.

It’s no secret that the world’s ocean trash problem is getting bad; looking at a handful of images from the Texas-sized Pacific garbage patch should be enough to convince anyone. As for all of our litter that doesn’t end up in the middle of the ocean? It often stays close to shore, where volunteers for Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup pick some of it up, cataloging all the items they find.

Free software program you can use to find out about the chemical reactivity of thousands of common hazardous chemicals.

Free software program you can use to find out about the chemical reactivity of thousands of common hazardous chemicals.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. Marine debris is litter that ends up in oceans, seas, and other large bodies of water.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. Marine debris is litter that ends up in oceans, seas, and other large bodies of water.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Short video that shows what happens to plastic in the Pacific!

Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Short video that shows what happens to plastic in the Pacific!

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