Ocean Plastic Waste

Marcus Eriksen's boat, Junk

I had the great opportunity to meet Marcus Eriksen this past April at the Georgia EarthShare Earth Day events in Atlanta. If you don’t know who he is, Marcus is the guy who sailed from LA to Hawaii on a boat made of plastic bottles. His mission is to make people aware of the tremendous amount of plastic garbage in the oceans, specifically in what are called the gyres. Gyres are areas where currents come together to deposit the waste. Visit his website here.

I saw the headline below earlier: Green Chemistry Company Turns Ocean Trash into Plastic Bottles

The brand ‘Method’ has found a way to use that plastic found in the ocean gyres and recycle it into new bottles. Does it eliminate the problem of plastics ending up in the ocean? No. Is it a step forward? Yes!


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