In response to the reusable bag movement, Bag Monsters all over the world are hitching a ride on wind gusts and river currents out to the
In 1999 Capt. Charles Moore discovered plastic particles outnumbered plankton 6 to 1 in the Eastern Pacific Gyre (click image below for more info). Findings from his new research show that plastics now outnumber plankton 46 to 1!!! That’s about 10 Bag Monsters for every 100 microscopic plankton.
Do your part to save the seas – Bring your own bag.
Littered plastic doesn’t just disappear – it finds its way into storm drains, rivers and finally out to the ocean. Needless to say, eating gobs of plastic has catastrophic implications for filter-feeders like whales and all other members of the food chain that often ends at the sea food counter of our grocery store. Plastics in the ocean act like sponges for carcinogens and toxic chemicals. These poisons predominantly enter the food chain its base and at each level of the food chain, the poisons increase in concentration and must be having a huge impact on beautiful critters like swordfish, sharks and humans.
BUT! There’s plenty much we can do, the easiest first step being…
This month, Plenty Magazine honored Capt. Moore as one of 20 people who are changing the world for the better. Here’s what they had to say: