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.

What can 28,000 rubber duckies lost at sea teach us about our oceans?

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