Great Pacific Garbage Patch


China Leads in Contributions to Pacific Garbage Patch

A team of researchers looked at coastal communities with mismanaged waste to figure out the largest culprits.
Plastic bag litter

A Brief History of the Plastic Bag

California made headlines this fall when it became the first U.S. state to place a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. But how…
marine debris

57 Tons of Garbage Removed From Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Last week, a team of 17 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration divers returned from a mission in which it removed 57 tons of…

Interactive Map of World Ocean Pollution Shows is the Plastic Most Common Type

Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans is a big problem, as an interactive map by Project AWARE shows.

Distill Those Used Plastic Shopping Bags for Fuel

University of Illinois researchers have developed an energy-efficient way to convert used plastic shopping bags to fuel. The conversion process produces significantly more…

Method Turns Ocean Trash Into Packaging

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an enormous ocean island of our trash, sitting between Japan and California. Up until now, nobody's know…

Method to Make Bottles From Pacific Garbage Patch

Method, the makers of home care and personal care products, call themselves ‘people against dirty.’ “Whether it’s fighting grime on the kitchen floor,…

The Plastic Disclosure Project

Everybody is familiar with ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ which is present in the North Pacific gyre, one of the five gyres of…