Sailing through the ocean of plastic

What better way to highlight the issue of too much plastic in the ocean, than setting sail on the ocean in a boat made of more than 200,000 plastic bottles? Dr Marcus Eriksen is the director of research for the 5 Gyres Institute, an environmental science and advocacy group. His boat, made of plastic soda bottles, an airplane fuselage and old fishing nets and straps set sail in 2008 from California to Hawaii to highlight the problem. He talks about that eventful voyage and a recent meeting with the New Zealand ambassador to the United States about what we can do to prevent more plastic from finding its way to the sea.

Sailing through the ocean of plastic
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