glutting and gutting our oceans
Oil spills aren't the only things killing sea life and leaving dead zones in the ocean. It's just that one very big oil spill happens to be in the news today. Ironically, oil, or petroleum, produces something else that kills oceans with an even greater problem: plastic.
A swirling sea of plastic bags, bottles and other debris is growing in the North Pacific, and now another one has been found in the Atlantic. But how did they get there? And is there anything we can do to clean them up?
Think Beyond Plastic
Greenpeace: The Trash Vortex
How Stuff Works: Why is the world's biggest landfill in the Pacific Ocean?
Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Huge Garbage Patch Found in Atlantic Too
The World's Largest Dump
The Plastiki Sets Sail