Plastic in the oceans is entirely caused by human action and human inaction. It has as much potential to do harm as the worst climate change scenario and is having greater immediate effects, yet it so far receives comparatively no attention, and very little private or government action or funding.
Recycling is a positive step, and recycling drives raise awareness and funds for schools and non profits, but it is not a realistic sustainable solution for the long run, especially for Hawaii.
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. About Charles Moore Charles Moore is founder of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation. He captains the…
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