Garbage Patches

Ocean garbage patch 
The term "garbage patch" most often refers to a nebulous, floating junk yard on the high seas. Two of the most famous are the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the more-recently discovered Great Atlantic Garbage Patch.
 
It's the poster child for a worldwide problem: plastic that begins in human hands yet ends up in the ocean, often inside animals' stomachs or around their necks.

Take a cruise to the North Pacific garbage patch

The Green 20 Minutes A Day Challenge

Set sail to fight plastic pollution

TED talk: The economic injustice of plastic

A post-plastic yoga tote

'Trash Inc': Who profits from your garbage?

Link drop: Bears, billionaires, and British Petroleum

The journey of the plastic shopping bag

The journey of a plastic bag

The new endangered species: Plastic bags

America's 10 worst man-made environmental disasters

Coral reef scientist: We're losing the oceans

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