Here you can explore how all kinds of objects drift through the ocean - from rubber duckies to plastic pollution - and where each object might end up if it is washed out to sea from your beach. The website uses a scientific method that is based on observed tracks revealed by buoys in the Global Drifter.
In this 7 minute video, Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation describes the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an endless floating waste of plastic trash. He details the growing problem of plastic debris in our seas.
We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? This video traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, showing the dangers these disposable bottles present to our world.
Marine debris is human-made garbage in the oceans and seas; specks of plastic, abandoned boats, rubber, cloth, glass, metal, and paper litter make up ocean trash. Marine debris is one of the biggest pollution problems threatening oceans and waterways today.