Thursday, January 26, 2012
January 26, 2012: Plastic Debris Rivers to Sea: Interview with Captain Charlie Moore, The Man Who Uncovered the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”
Perhaps it’s the perceived vastness of the ocean and lack of visibility that has allowed society to dismiss the problem of plastic debris. Land-based discharges of plastic comprise the largest source of marine debris in oceans world wide – nearly 80%. Martha Baskin catches up with Captain Charles Moore, the man who uncovered the dirty secret, and is on a mission to turn the tide.