Garbage Patch – Plastic Island in the Pacific



With all the recent talk of the Gulf Oil Spill and its effect on the marine environment it is good to take a moment and look at some of the other pollutants that are in our oceans. Man made plastics will be in our oceans for far longer then the oil that is spilling into the Gulf. Last week we brought you The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – Mapped This week we bring you a closer look into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch with this documentary from VBS.TVTOXIC: Garbage Island.

Come aboard as the VBS crew takes a cruise to the Northern Gyre in the Pacific Ocean, a spot where currents spin and cycle, churning up tons of plastic into a giant pool of chemical soup, flecked with bits and whole chunks of refuse that cannot biodegrade.