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Tag: Garbage Island (Great Pacific Garbage Patch)

TED: Charles Moore: Seas of plastic

This talk was held in 2009, since then, not much has happened to deal with the enormous environmental problem of plastics – unable to be broken down in nature – that accumulate in the worlds oceans. Captain Charles Moore was the man who discovered the Pacific Gyre. The vast waste of trash that swirls in …

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TEDx: Boyan Slat | How the oceans can clean themselves

18-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. After diving in Greece, and coming across more plastic bags than fish, he wondered; “why can’t we clean this up?” While still being on secondary school, he then decided to dedicate half a year of research to understand plastic pollution and …

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Charles Moore: Plastic Ocean

Webcast sponsored by Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by UBC Reads Sustainability. Captain Charles Moore, a scientist and activist, discusses “The Greatest Infection of the Sea” detailed in his acclaimed new book Plastic Ocean. Learn the shocking truth about the unintended consequences of the “Age of Plastics”, how we got here, & what …

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Garbage Island

VBS join a crew on a trip to the Northern Gyre, a Texas-sized section of the Pacific Ocean irretrievably clogged with garbage that will never go away. After a week of sailing, to reach one of the remotest points on earth, they land upon a giant pool of chemical soup with bits and whole chunks …

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