Charles Moore: Sailing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.

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Comment by peacenymph69 on April 24, 2009 at 3:21am

Comment by peacenymph69 on April 24, 2009 at 3:21am

Comment by geraldine mitchell on March 10, 2009 at 8:33pm
oh how despairing......i have tried to recycle as much as possible since the 60s....but the little i do seems such a drop in the ocean (pardon the pun lol) ......i resolve to never ever buy a plastic bottle with a platic top from now on, but will that make the slightest difference to what is such an alarming, and advanced problem.xxxxxxxpeace ty for bringing it to my attention anyway.
Comment by kerri on March 1, 2009 at 9:03am
hi , love and light and peace to all
Can sometimes we discuss the proactive stuff the world is doingto promote the ""DOERS"of the world , andnot just the destruction
Comment by Irit Hakim-Keller on February 27, 2009 at 10:14pm
Thank you for the video - with the hope it will "shake" and urge the right people in the right places to decide changing attitude and to take a comprehensive action.
Me and my family and many of my friends are minded to the ecological issues, we recycle as much as possible in our localities .As for myself - I have never liked the plastic staff, and very rarely use a plastic bag, which I re-use again and again for different purpose until it becomes useless, only then , and because I do not have any other option - with a huge amount of guilt, I throw it away. The main problem is, that even if people do not use plastic - industry is - how can one compare my tiny share to recycling, to the damage the industry cause to the universe????
I read about the admirable system of plastic bottle recycling in Germany, then at the end of the article was waiting a "surprise" - nothingis being done with the extremely amount of bottles!!!!! I wonder if they are still waiting for recycling or maybe they are part of the garbage in the Pacific???
With the hope for a better life
Comment by Heike E. Rech, Anaré (artist name) on February 25, 2009 at 10:59pm
Thank you, we all have to work on it and take care of our beautiful nature,
Comment by Sandy Slobodian on February 25, 2009 at 8:40pm
thank you for waking us up
Comment by Todd Olson on February 25, 2009 at 8:00am
This is a extream problem we are facing. We need to have products that break down with no harmful inks or chemicals.I known this for years.This something I even my self plead to Comgress. This is also why I express my ideas to companies about their packaging. Less plastic in everything. I believe all plastic should be recycled. All of it. I do my best every day in my life to do as much as I possible can. Because my kids are going to have to pay for & clean up after what we have done. This is why I give freely to this people. Helping them helps me helps my kids. Money is the main root of all evil. Companies need to reduce their products at every angle. We should pay additional cost on every product & return it just like metals & recieve cash back per pound. Then you will have even people in the streets picking up plastic.
Comment by David Gould on February 25, 2009 at 2:47am
We started in 2006 to ban all plastic products from the house that created any form of plastic waste. Our shopping bags are hessian, our drinks are made in a Soda Club in bottles we have re-used many hundreds of times...and all plastics are separated into recycling bins...none goes to waste from here...but we are just one household in billions....films like this will help but the message must go out about our wounded planet, our ravaged sea life and our lost opportunity to make this world a great place to live.
Comment by Vladimir Benderski on February 25, 2009 at 2:11am
The amount of the waste which lies where is shouldn't and pollution in general is for me a kind of indication of the mental health of people living in the area. Most of the world population, according to that observation of mine, must be very sick

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