marine debris

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is teeming with plastic trash.
Polyester, which is made from plastic, currently makes up about 50 percent of the material in Adidas' products.
A young inventor has a cleanup plan -- but he has to understand the enormity first.
Amir Rahim dove fully clothed into the Arabian Sea to save the creature.
A new U.N. report says the supposed greener technology is anything but.
But a BBC analysis of the underlying data questions whether that estimate is valid.
So, How do we Slay the Beast? Former Pro Surfer James Pribram has devoted himself to stoping the beast Upstream before it
Practically every kind of animal, from plankton to whales, is now contaminated by plastic. It's in the birds, in the turtles, in the fish. At the current rate, we could have 1 ton of plastics for every 3 tons of fish by 2025.
Plastic straws and stirrers are the Number 7 most common item found on beaches worldwide on International Coastal Cleanup
If you have visited the beach recently, you, too, know that ocean trash is a problem. You've likely seen cigarette butts littering the sand and grocery bags floating in the surf like plastic jellyfish. Unfortunately, the trash we see from shore is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
On April 22, 1970, the environmental movement was born when as many as 20 million Americans took to the streets to put the health of the planet front and center on the nation's political agenda.
In the long run, we need to fundamentally change our manufacturing paradigm, including how we produce, collect and reuse the range of products we depend upon every day. But in the short run, we have to stop the flow of plastics reaching the ocean.
Ever heard of the Pacific garbage patch? It's one of several swirling trash zones in our oceans, and it's where a lot of
Politicizing the environment makes for bad government and pandering to a special interest constituency is no justification for trading the benefit and betterment of our environment for the privilege and profit of a select few.