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.

All that throw-a-way stuff - do we really need it in the first place?

What killed the albatross? My toothbrush, your bottle cap.

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

Stuff is just another word for trash.