This radio show contains lots of facts:

It would take 67 ships 1 year to clean 1% of the pacific!

It is not a hopeless situation – humans made the pollution, so humans can solve the problem by cnaging everyday practices.

The great pacific garbage patch. I bet you’ve heard of it. It’s a phrase that’s really caught on in the past few years. And it’s easy to see why: it conjures up a powerful image … a vast vortex of human waste — plastic bags, tires, cans, barrels, you name it … floating out there in the ocean. But here’s the thing: it doesn’t really look like that at all. What it looks like to the human eye, from satellites, is, for the most part, well … not much at all. Most of it is all but invisible. How can that be? Well, I recently sat down with Dianna Parker from the NOAA Marine Debris Program to find out what the garbage patch is and isn’t … what we know and don’t know … and what we can do about this ocean-sized problem.

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