A worthwhile expedition

These days, plastic is such an integral part of our lives it's hard to go far without bumping into something important made of plastic. Unfortunately, there are too many unimportant items (plastic water bottles and bags) that end up in places they really don't belong, and where they do quite a bit of harm-- the ocean, for example. I spent a while today reading about the Plastics at SEA Expedition which is towing nets through the Atlantic to measure the enormity of this problem, and trust me it's big! On Monday, they captured 23,000 pieces of plastic in just 30 minutes. Now that's just scary. Check out their daily journal which is pretty cool and don't forget your reusable bottles and bags!

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