Our Oceans Are Littered With Trash — Here's How We Could Fix It
There are ambitious plans to get the garbage out of the oceans — with giant filters and with your own two hands.By Evan Thomas | September 16, 2016
There's a lot of trash in the world's oceans. Every year, volunteers for the nonprofit Ocean Conservancy comb beaches and coastlines to pick some of it up before it makes it to the water, but keeping oceans garbage-free requires some creative thinking.
Take the Pacific Garbage Patch, where currents drag trash and plastics into a big vortex out in the middle of the ocean. There are four other patches just like it across the planet.