Garbage Island

Plastic in the ocean may be one of the most alarming of today’s environmental stories.

Studies indicate less than 5% of plastic ever gets recycled…

“Synthetic Sea” shows how many marine birds and fishes ingest plastic, because it mimics the food they eat. The program reveals scientific research, indicating how plastic pieces can attract and hold hydrophobic elements like PCB and DDT up to one million times background levels. As a result, floating plastic is like a poison pill.

Does the amount of plastic debris outweigh the amounts of plankton? How might this be affecting the marine creatures that feed on plankton? has launched a 12 part video series about the Pacific Ocean’s mythical floating trash heap‘.