After visiting Hawaii’s Kamilo beach, one of the closest pieces of land to the great swirling garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean, Sophie Thomas shares photos of items she found

After visiting Hawaii’s Kamilo beach, one of the closest pieces of land to the great swirling garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean, Sophie Thomas shares photos of items she found

Plastic trash on a beach in Hawaii~ Ok this looks bad~ We realy need to do our share and use waste cans,that's easy right?

Plastic trash on a beach in Hawaii~ Ok this looks bad~ We realy need to do our share and use waste cans,that's easy right?

Hazardous finds: lighters, hair curlers, pegs, toys - This albatross mother has lined her nest with all kinds of plastic waste culled from the beach and sea. Many sea birds mistake plastic particles for food and feed them to their offspring.

Hazardous finds: lighters, hair curlers, pegs, toys - This albatross mother has lined her nest with all kinds of plastic waste culled from the beach and sea. Many sea birds mistake plastic particles for food and feed them to their offspring.

Our oceans are threatened every day. Here's a look at the biggest problems and what we can do about them.

Why our seas are collapsing [Infographic]

Our oceans are threatened every day. Here's a look at the biggest problems and what we can do about them.

La stabilité de l'ensemble des écosystèmes de la planète est mise en peril en raison des menaces auxquelles les océans sont confrontés. | Source : Banque mondiale

La stabilité de l'ensemble des écosystèmes de la planète est mise en peril en raison des menaces auxquelles les océans sont confrontés. | Source : Banque mondiale

Advocates against single-use plastics say cleaning up the world's oceans will take individual efforts and policy change.

Advocates against single-use plastics say cleaning up the world's oceans will take individual efforts and policy change.

New NatGeo Film Drives Home Impacts of Single-Use Plastics on Oceans, Wildlife, Humans

New NatGeo Film Drives Home Impacts of Single-Use Plastics on Oceans, Wildlife, Humans

26 FACTS ABOUT PLASTIC Eight million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year; the equivalent of five grocery bags per every foot of coastline across the planet.

26 not-so-fantastic facts about plastic

26 FACTS ABOUT PLASTIC Eight million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year; the equivalent of five grocery bags per every foot of coastline across the planet.

A sea of plastic trash is swirling in the North Pacific, part of an even broader plastic plague in oceans worldwide.

What is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?

A sea of plastic trash is swirling in the North Pacific, part of an even broader plastic plague in oceans worldwide.

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