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September 1, 2019


SCENES LIKE THIS ARE A DAILY REALITY FOR
THE CREW OF SEEKER ON THEIR PACIFIC TREK. SOME ESTIMATES HOLD THAT BY 2050, THERE COULD
BE AS MUCH PLASTIC AS THERE ARE FISH IN THE OCEAN. BUT WHAT IS ALL THIS JUNK, EXACTLY? WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? AND IS IT REALLY CONCENTRATED IN A GIANT ‘GARBAGE PATCH’ SOMEWHERE OUT THERE? MARCUS ERIKSEN IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST
WHO HAS MADE IT HIS LIFE’S MISSION TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF MARINE PLASTIC. IT’S A GLOBAL ISSUE, BECAUSE PLASTIC ACCUMULATES IN GYRES, LARGE CIRCULAR CURRENTS THAT THREAD
THROUGH THE WORLD’S OCEANS. What’s leaving land heading out to sea is
all the single-use packaging: it’s the straws, the bags, the bottles, the cup lids, the stir
sticks, all this junk that we use once and throw away. A plastic bottle leaving California will get
to Japan in about three to five years and come back across the northern half
of the North Pacific. That spinning mass of water is a gyre. Plastic trash will migrate to those zones
and get stuck. We actually take boats out in the middle of
nowhere, we drag our net behind the boat and we count the plastic particles that are floating. Working with ocean modelers, we can get these
regional maps of how much trash is out there, what it is and where it is. BUT ANSWERING EVEN THESE BASIC QUESTIONS ABOUT MARINE DEBRIS HAS PROVEN TO BE SURPRISINGLY CHALLENGING. IN FACT, EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT THE PROVERBIAL ‘GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH’ STARTED IN 1990, WHEN A CONTAINER SHIP SPILLED 61,000 SNEAKERS INTO THE OCEAN. Realizing that a lot of these sneakers would
never come to shore, that they would would just be stuck in this vortex, Curtis Ebbesmeyer, working with
James Ingraham Jr. at NOAA, they’re the ones that came up with the term
‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch.’ CAPTAIN CHARLES MOORE IS OFTEN CREDITED WITH
THE FIRST OBSERVATIONS OF THE PATCH, A CONSTELLATION OF MICROPLASTIC PARTICLES THAT CAPTURED THE PUBLIC’S IMAGINATION. Captain Charles Moore had described the area:
he said, ‘Look, I’m in an area roughly twice the size of Texas where I’m doing my transects’
and that hit the media by storm. There aren’t these islands of trash;
they don’t exist. It’s more like a smog of microplastic particles,
billions of them, very toxic over a wide area. EVEN WHEN THEY BECOME BRITTLE AND BREAK APART, PLASTIC PIECES PERSIST. UNABLE TO OXIDIZE OR BECOME WATERLOGGED LIKE
METALS, WOOD OR PAPER, ALL TYPES OF PLASTIC ARE DESIGNED TO DEFEAT NATURAL DECAY. In general, high density polyethylene, number
two plastic, is the most common plastic in consumer use, and it makes your soap bottles,
it makes your toothbrushes, it makes many of the consumer goods that float out in the
garbage patch. If we think in terms of all the plastic that’s
been produced since 1950, since it’s a synthetic material, hydrocarbons, it’s probably still
here today on the planet. DR. SARAH-JEANNE ROYER WORKS WITH
DR. NIKOLAI MAXIMENKO AND HIS TEAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM OF TRACKING TRASH. Most of the time, we will find only bottle
caps and not the bottle itself because the bottle is made out of PET. It’s sinking because the density of PET is
higher than seawater. DESPITE THE DRAMATIC AMOUNT OF PLASTIC THE
CREW OF SEEKER HAS ENCOUNTERED, SOME ESTIMATES HOLD THAT 99% OF OCEAN-BOUND PLASTIC WASTE IS STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR. THAT’S WHY SARAH’S TEAM IS WORKING WITH
THE SWIM EXPEDITION AND THE OCEAN VOYAGES INSTITUTE TO TAG AND TRACK THE WASTE THEY FIND. The Swim are using two different protocols. The first protocol is a visual survey of all
marine debris they see from the vessel itself. Whenever they find an object that is large
enough, they will get closer to the debris, they will take pictures of it. If there are numbers or lettering, they will
share this information with us, so we can track back the origin of that debris. The second protocol is basically to attach
a GPS buoy onto a marine debris to track their movement in
the ocean. ONCE THE TRACKER IS ACTIVATED, IT ENABLES
SCIENTISTS TO BOTH IMPROVE MODELS OF HOW TRASH TRAVELS  IN THE OCEAN, AND LEARN WHERE TO FOCUS CLEANUP EFFORTS. MOST OF THE TIME, SARAH AND HER TEAM CAN’T IMMEDIATELY TELL WHERE A PIECE OF PLASTIC COMES FROM. BUT THEY CAN LOOK FOR OTHER CLUES. We need to use an FTIR or micro-Raman spectroscopy. This spectrum is matching a spectrum that is found in the library telling us what is the type of plastic. It’s probably the dream of all scientists
to have a satellite and a new instrumentation to be able to quantify the amount of plastic
floating at sea. THE ENTIRE LIFE CYCLE OF PLASTIC IS POISONOUS. ITS MANUFACTURING PROCESS DEPENDS ON HARMFUL CHEMICALS, AND WHEN RELEASED INTO THE ENVIRONMENT, IT SOAKS UP EVEN MORE TOXINS, AND TRANSPORTS THEM FAR AND WIDE… INCLUDING INTO OUR BODIES. PLASTIC CAN CHOKE THE OCEAN’S ABILITY TO ABSORB CO2 FROM THE ATMOSPHERE,
EXACERBATING CLIMATE CHANGE. Only 10 percent of the habitat is on land. The rest, 90 percent of the habitat’s in the
ocean, and it’s totally unexplored for the most part. Imagining all the jungles, all
the deserts, all the savannas, all the Rocky Mountains… the ocean would be nine times more. The idea that somehow it could be 50 percent
plastic, 50 percent fish in a mere 30 years is horrifying. BUT THE SITUATION IS FAR FROM HOPELESS. ORGANIZATIONS ARE DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO CLEAN UP OCEAN PLASTIC. MATERIALS SCIENTISTS ARE TURNING THEIR ATTENTION TO NEW PACKAGING SOLUTIONS. AND CONSUMERS ARE MAKING MORE INFORMED CHOICES EVERY DAY. How can we use our science to influence laws and policymakers? When you refuse the single-use plastics, it
has an effect on your neighborhood, on your local watershed, and the ocean. Now, seeing the UN talking about it, seeing
companies rise up and say, ‘We’re going zero waste.’ To see countries make a commitment to stop
the flow of trash from land to sea… I feel optimistic that we can solve this problem. Be sure to visit Seeker.com/TheSwim to read
daily updates from Ben Lecomte, track his progress in real time, and watch more videos
about the science happening onboard Seeker. Click here for this next episode, and don’t
forget to subscribe. Thanks for watching.

100 Comments

  • Reply Seeker December 3, 2018 at 7:41 pm

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  • Reply 15 is legal In Europe July 28, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    This is a lie. Polution doesn't exist. Deforestation doesn't exist. Species going exting is a lie. Global warming doesn't exist. It's just a liberal scam to make us buy more paper bags.

    Trump 2020, Maga. /s

  • Reply foreverfaithful1809 July 29, 2019 at 1:45 am

    This is only our first earth well destroy it all and leave someday!!!

  • Reply Logan Adams July 29, 2019 at 2:51 am

    Nobody will ever clean it up impossible, they will olny talk talk talk about it.

  • Reply Hacker BOI July 30, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Marshal's brother has taken the environment saving job now

  • Reply MCES LEX July 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    It's 2019 and the USA still denies climate change 😂😂😂

  • Reply TheTimeKeepingKeeper July 31, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    to solve the plastic "ocean" problem we need to discover a (dissolving) material, that along with sea salt sodium and water it will start to decay and decompose itself, Also- no more water containers and maybe focus on more paper package wrapping too, for the time being ,
    I always had in my mind the thought of a gel type of material or things close to the food wrapping we use today , and always recycle as part of human to nature awareness .

  • Reply trac nunya July 31, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    i gave up plastic bullets

  • Reply friedrich nietzsche August 1, 2019 at 12:18 am

    YES, WE KILLING US WITH THE PLASTICTRASH, BUT EVERY DAY!!!
    The people maked to much Videos in Internet about Worldsproblem – PLASTIC, but,
    we make a new Tons of Plastic Trash every moment, Worldwide!!! The Sysiphos job!

  • Reply friedrich nietzsche August 1, 2019 at 12:37 am

    "WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO USE LESS PLASTIC"? GOOD QUESTION!!!
    Ich sammle die Plastic, jeden Tag, was kann ich sonst machen? Uberall Plastic!!! Ich
    beobachte die Massen, die kaufen und kaufen Plasticprodukten ohne Ende, Realitat!

  • Reply friedrich nietzsche August 1, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Meine worte uber Plastikskonsum, hier, ignorieren alle!!! Einkaufsplastik ist normal!
    Die Menschen kaufen Plastik alle 24 Stunden in Supermarkt, niemand macht sich
    welche Gedanken uber Plastikmull, niemand!!! Hauptsache kaufen! Essen, drin
    ken, und weg mit dem Plastik, egal wo!!! Vollig egal wohin!!! Uberall Plastik!

  • Reply Chris Coyle August 1, 2019 at 5:17 am

    The vast majority of plastics that end up in the ocean originate from the poorest nations on earth with little capacity to landfill. As a result, it is the responsibility of governments and multi-national corporations to tackle the problem.

  • Reply Armando Playz Pro August 1, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    This just mealts my heart😕🤯😭

    Today i went out and picked up trash from the beach and me and my family got more than 34 bags full of trash only from the beach and a loats of people were like "thank you for helping us" and i hope we can all do this😕 if we could all team up and pick up all the trash we can all make the world safe again❤🌍

  • Reply Hailey Nieto August 2, 2019 at 6:15 am

    ImAgine having a clean planet

    Right. We can’t

  • Reply Eman Rodr August 2, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Get the plastic, scoop it up and dump it all in Africa. That place is already a shit hole.

  • Reply jo id August 2, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    If those garbages are in the oceans that’s not by hazard. This is not the fault of the lack of people’s education. It is high time for the gouvernement to react fast before it is too late. More severe laws for the environment. We are killing oceans. Not only plastic pollution but mass tourism too! The best example is Maya Bay. Look how the corals got destroyed and how people polluted it. That’s a shame. Shame on you government not to take the crucial decision. One day you will regret it. The day the damages will be irreversible! Gandhi once said : “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.”

  • Reply Story Time August 3, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Plastic=Tragic

  • Reply Jas hon August 4, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Create a floating barge factory in the middle of this patch that can collect and melt the plastic into a mold to make wall panels for pre fabrication homes, and stop useing wood as much, also floating docks, maybe even boats.

  • Reply shalom omorogieva August 5, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Fisher men dont even think about this . Only to wake up and catch fish and forget fish still need good place to produce more

  • Reply bfabian1616 tylerf1f August 5, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    shout out to @vice for covering this 6 YEARS AGO

  • Reply Hà Gia Bảo Nguyễn August 5, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    2:11 now the ocean is the biggest sneaker collector in the world

  • Reply Mack Mate . Com August 5, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Human kind if were not killing each other were killing the planet as well.hope this can be stopped and a solution is found to reverse this catastrophe 🌏🌏😢

  • Reply Jonathan Gutang August 5, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Yes. He's the cousin of Marshall Eriksen. Both concern for environment.

  • Reply Colton Davis August 6, 2019 at 1:30 am

    They banned weed in the USA cuz it’s bad yet multi billion dollar company’s can produce plastic by the tons. Money IS everything

  • Reply Steve Dannely for Yang August 6, 2019 at 4:23 am

    We need nano robots to clean up earth

  • Reply Cristina fultz August 6, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    So much misinformation about this.

  • Reply Quinton Eversull August 6, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Simple solution go back to glass.

  • Reply Kitty Kat August 7, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Why do so many people say “I don’t litter” but there is so much trash in the oceans?

    I know,It sometimes isn’t you,it might be from a dumpster or while transporting it falls off the truck and gets taken away to the sea by the wind..

    This is a problem…so I really wanna go to pick up trash to the beach 🙂 there is not much trash in the sea (where I am,I mean like near the beach) and I am scared to get a lil deep in there so I’ll pick up trash from the beach before the wind takes it to the sea 🙂

  • Reply Chumby August 7, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    metal straws don’t help this, so just drink it like a normal cup.

  • Reply Cameron’z Corner August 8, 2019 at 1:36 am

    It’s so sad that we are just giving the ocean our leftovers. I personally want to change this sooooo bad but I don’t know how cause it doesn’t stop. I’ve done lots of research on ocean trash and it’s brought me to tears. It isn’t fair to the ocean animals cause they don’t deserve it. It’s going to kill the animals so we technically are hurting the food chain. I really wish people could just come to their senses and realize all of this is happening. I hope some day all of this can change and not only humans can live in peace but do can the ocean!!!!!

  • Reply Justin Y. August 9, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Well I drive a hybrid so I don’t hurt the earth

  • Reply Rebecca Johnson August 10, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Should show 2 Prez T.

  • Reply Tracy Phillips August 10, 2019 at 1:55 am

    I use cloth shopping bags, I don't use any disposable cups or straws. But honestly it's the industry that must change. They are the ones producing the plastic and they should have to pay to clean the oceans too. Plus be banned from producing anything that is not biodegradable. 💖🌧🌧🌧🌍🌎🌏🌧🌧🌧💖

  • Reply K. Ganesan Ganesan August 10, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Bacteria kills another bacteria. Plastic digestible bacteria is in practice. Follow.

  • Reply SmileGamez August 10, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Since Sweden has if not the best recycling system. Why dont you like England give us your trash for money. Bam problem solved

  • Reply Brian Smith August 10, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    We trash our own oceans we humans are morons.

  • Reply Bitter August 11, 2019 at 3:19 am

    isn't it time for the human race to seize to exist? or are we going to kill the planet first? we don't deserve to exist.

  • Reply Petros Gementzopoulos August 11, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Marcus Erikson reminds me of Marshall Eriksen from How I met your mother who also was involved with the pacific garbage patch. lol

  • Reply Thomas Tuohy August 11, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Clean the oceans and then throw that shit away!

  • Reply Charles Ramsey August 12, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    My oppinion is itstoo late just stop making it and only use used reprosessed only

  • Reply *-YOUR and YOU'RE are 2 different words-* August 13, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Who else came here because if "how i met my mother"

  • Reply Salah Dalal August 14, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    it so easy situation depends on the ministry of industry among factories and producers of food for the to much money and disturbing ower life underwhat name food products^;

  • Reply Alekos Alekadis August 15, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Education!!! When people are thrash in mind are also thrash for the enviroment. What a pity.

  • Reply GuppyG August 15, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    we should launch our trash into a black hole

  • Reply jhunt5578 August 15, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    It’s estimated that lost fishing gear or “Ghost Gear” is responsible for 46% of Pacific Garbage Patch Plastics. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-22939-w

    The reason that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish, is not just because of plastic pollution but overfishing.
    At our current rate of fishing fish stocks could be gone by the year 2048: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/overfishing-could-take-se/ https://www.huffingtonpost.com/grub-street/a-new-warning-says-we-cou_b_13615338.html https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/11/061102-seafood-threat.html

    The fishing industry is the major problem no one wants to talk about.

  • Reply JunkionWreckgar August 16, 2019 at 1:33 am

    False information. Think McFly THINK! All shots here are still photos, that means easily photoshopped. 02:57 That's not the ocean that's a picture of a smaller body of water with junk in it, look how close up it is. 01:15, another up close photo.. there are no reference points. If there were a trash island the size of Texas then people would be seeing it from their flights as they fly across the ocean to trips. This is nothing but a liberal agenda to raise your taxes so lazy politicians can continue to live off your money. The reason you don't see this in the news is because even the media knows they can't pull this off with so many eye witnesses flying over the ocean.

  • Reply Władca Wymiaru August 17, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Countries that pollute Pacific should be CHARGED for that!
    Not for CO2, but for dirty GARBAGE !!!

    BTW – Midway, once protect Hawaii aganist Japanese, now is under heavy attack of plastic :

    6:00 – oh C'MON! There is no global warming! It is a lie, and cosmic rays are creating albedo, not the trace gas!!! Even on the Venus!!!

  • Reply Foo Fook Loong August 18, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Plastic trash from Japan earthquakes and Tsunami aftermath years back…

  • Reply Rhys Cool August 18, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Yasqueen

  • Reply TOUGH MAN RANDY SAVAGE August 19, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Soon the fish will evolve to look like milk jugs and plastic straws as camoflodge

  • Reply TOUGH MAN RANDY SAVAGE August 19, 2019 at 1:06 am

    How about instead of wasting tons of money tracking trash you put all that money into cleaning it up!

  • Reply drgil65 August 19, 2019 at 1:56 am

    Kill the Ocean, you kill the Planet

  • Reply Black Panther August 19, 2019 at 3:09 am

    When my son was about 4-5 I would take him to parks mostly or wherever we went & spent any amount of time. We'd get some plastic bags I kept in van & have a contest ……of who could collect the most trash. I wish everyone would pick up trash if it's in front of you. Who cares what idiots think! You know the ones who DONT care, etc!?!? Great video!!!

  • Reply tackless August 19, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    A friend of mine had a son in school and the teacher was giving a lecture on pollution . She went on to say there is a large island of garbage floating in the Pacific Ocean. One student raised his hand and said does it have a name and another student shouted out they call it AUSTRALIA .
    Kind of mean but FUNNY as all hell .

  • Reply Ruby Staging August 20, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Yes, in order to solve the problem we all gotta get together band clean up

  • Reply Ruby Staging August 20, 2019 at 10:41 am

    I go to Burger King and drink the soda without the Straw

  • Reply freeyourmind88 August 20, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Too little to late. That is why our elite are willing to take their chances in living in space and leave the rest of us to die on fireball earth. Sure you can criminalize it but it wont stop. Big corporations are too powerful to be stopped. The ratio to make profit by making plastic out weights those who try to clean it up.

  • Reply Aurelius August 20, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    *Marshall Eriksen

  • Reply Cham-1 August 21, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    We don't need to stop making plastic. We just need to stop throwing it into the enviroment and dispose of it correctly. if we stop dumping plastic in the oceans, the plastic already there will decompose eventually, even if part of it takes centuries to.

  • Reply Reuben Louis August 21, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Got my metal reusable keychain straw 🙂 lets all make the change that we want to see!

  • Reply Laureen G August 22, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Marcus Eriksen, someone had the thought of Marshall Eriksen?

  • Reply Hans Sigtenhorst August 22, 2019 at 5:08 am

    Solution??? Please watch

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujiuH3dsNbI
    and send this to other people

  • Reply Greedy GUITAR Bastard August 23, 2019 at 2:16 am

    GREAT THE OCEANS ARE A SHIT HOLE JUST LIKE CALIFORNIA

  • Reply Aviationboeing747400 August 23, 2019 at 5:40 am

    humans exist earth: I’m going to end this 8,572,384th mans career

  • Reply Aviationboeing747400 August 23, 2019 at 5:40 am

    But still there is a trash dump off the coast of New York that is the half the size of New York City wich is sad

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  • Reply dumbcreaknuller August 23, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    the ocean is the worlds biggest dumpster.

  • Reply Cut YT August 23, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Ur boat is partially plastic

  • Reply 12 GPM August 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Put a massive tax on plastic straws, cups, plates.

  • Reply prod wumbo August 25, 2019 at 12:47 am

    All these brain dead people saying “I bought my reusable metal straw keychain. Let’s save our world”. Wtf is a keychain gonna do to save our world? Absolutely nothing.

  • Reply איתי הר-שוב August 25, 2019 at 8:36 am

    marcos ericson? sound samiliar

  • Reply Mr Unlucky Kitten August 25, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Because it's not real?

  • Reply Jose Mendoza 1k August 26, 2019 at 4:04 am

    It’s amazing how everyone is such lazy bitch and pigs in by year 2030 islands will be filled with trash /MARK MY WORDS

  • Reply منار محمد August 26, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Thank you very much💗،can you translation to Arabic?

  • Reply TAPP Channel August 27, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Gotta find a solution for that problem!! Can’t believe that this is not doable for the richest countries in this world…

  • Reply I don't know August 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

    it's so funny, to collect plastic we need plastic material. to destroy plastic we use another plastic.

  • Reply I don't know August 27, 2019 at 7:10 am

    to defect plastic, we use another plastic.

  • Reply TrustOne35 August 27, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    I used to say "I don't make the plastic so it's not my fault" but, I am a consumer so it is partially my fault. We have to change to save our environment. I love the Ocean and I want future generations to enjoy it like I do.

  • Reply YouTube User August 28, 2019 at 6:51 am

    We just need to fill that area with all the spilled oil and light it on fire.

  • Reply Izabel Rodrigues August 28, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Firstly, why would someone throw plastic in the ocean?

  • Reply Jason Brown August 29, 2019 at 12:30 am

    i am going to do my best to help the "cause" by throwing all my glass and plastic where out and strictly using single use plastics to eat and drink with, the more you know. btw i suspect for more government grant funding was the reason this video was created. is this why california is banning plastic straws? why not find how the trash is getting there? not once was it mentioned how the trash is ending up in the ocean

  • Reply Hans Sigtenhorst August 29, 2019 at 8:01 am

    SOME SOLUTION OF PLASTIC WASTE??? Please watch @ or look at @ and send this to other people. @

  • Reply Hans Sigtenhorst August 29, 2019 at 8:01 am

    SOME SOLUTION OF PLASTIC WASTE??? Please watch @ or look at @ and send this to other people. @

  • Reply Niranjan Kumar August 29, 2019 at 8:56 am

    after few years our planet will be also like no water no food and and only harsh climate and sand..

  • Reply Niranjan Kumar August 29, 2019 at 8:59 am

    I think many people are willing to help in reducing pollution but they don't know how they can contribute their part

  • Reply bo dangels August 30, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Humans suck and gods going to take it back one day and believe that it's coming the same ocean we pollute is the same ocean that is going to devouer us. I can't wait

  • Reply bo dangels August 30, 2019 at 12:05 am

    And your WRONG it ain't gunna stop

  • Reply tyrone b August 30, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Can only guess all the plastic is from those who toss any off a boat, beach goers who dont toss in a trash can and leave it on beach to be washed out anytime. places who have trash in area and it gets pulled out to sea anytime. as they say it from over years and got pulled out to sea and rotates to be added to rest. hope there a way they can somehow pull it all to land and a huge machine can suck it in to be recycled and reused and so less plastic in ocean.

  • Reply CW Eric August 30, 2019 at 4:50 am

    They found my toothbrush!

  • Reply K N August 30, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Stop using new plastic, there are plenty more plastic in the sea

  • Reply Kara Clomel August 30, 2019 at 10:40 am

    I use jute instead of plastic

  • Reply Bass The Aceist August 30, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Climate change? We should all civilize Antarctica to prove this man's point.

  • Reply Bonnie Jane August 30, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Reminder that most of the garbage comes from a few specific rivers, none of which are in North America.

  • Reply Pasquale Guida August 30, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    The Earth is our home and she is dying. We must save her. "Earth's Health" shows you the reasons why the planet is suffering and what each of us can do to save it. You are the change. Earth's Health https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.guidapasquale.earthshealth We need to save her.

  • Reply d d August 31, 2019 at 4:47 am

    Its too late.

  • Reply Esteban Kono August 31, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Why don’t we just grab all the garbage and push it somewhere else?!

  • Reply Ben new land August 31, 2019 at 10:47 am

    One President of America and i forgot his name he declared "War against terrorism". But now due to climate change all the Presidents and Prime ministers and world leaders should declared War against garbage plastics.

  • Reply Brian Preston August 31, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    It doesn't matter what the USA does to enforce recycling, there will always be India and other nations not caring.

  • Reply conchalay conchalar environmental channel September 1, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Very powerful video . 6 years ago I start documenting the Bahamian environment. Sad to say today it’s not getting better. No real systems in place to keep the islands clean .

  • Reply Pepper daily September 1, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    I claim this island as territory of newBrettland

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