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Better Planet Garbage Patch

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Kostigen, Thomas M, (July 2008). Better Planet Garbage Patch. Discover, Vol. 29, p24-26, 3p. Academic Search Complete. 8 July 2013.

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nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Scientists Find "Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch" - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Scientists Find "Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch" - US National Science Foundation (NSF) | Ocean Pollution | Scoop.it
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(27 Aug 2009). Scientists Find "Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch". National Science Foundation, N.P. Web. 8 July 2013.

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ethanrobert's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:37 AM

It is pathetic that we as humans can not come together in order to fix the pollution issue. The Great patch of Trash in the Pacific ocean is a tribute to the human effort of destroying our planet and not thinking for the future generations. We as humans need to find an alternate source of storing trash becuase the oceans cover the majority of Earth's surface and it would be a sad sight if the majority of Earth's surface is covered in trash. ~Ethan.

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Trashy tales from the ocean depths

Trashy tales from the ocean depths | Ocean Pollution | Scoop.it
The accumulation of rubbish near the ocean surface is well known, such as the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' which could extend over a region twice the size of Australia.
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Hannon, Peter, (17 June 2013). Trashy Tales From the Ocean Depths. The Age. N.P. Web. 8 July 2013.

 

A little about the trash littering the ocean floors

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Robin Cook's comment, July 15, 2013 8:27 AM
Hi Kathryn, we once wrote about Philippe Cousteau and his actions for saving the ocean's (http://finallygoodnews.net/2013/04/14/water-is-life/) - maybe you'll find this useful, and maybe you should try and contact him.
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So Wasted! Great Pacific Garbage Patch Poisons Marine Life - Environmental Activists Wage War

So Wasted!  Great Pacific Garbage Patch Poisons Marine Life - Environmental Activists Wage War | Ocean Pollution | Scoop.it
The world’s cavalier disposal of plastic items, especially plastic water bottles, fishing gear and plastic bags, unknowingly causing the deaths of millions of land and sea mammals, fish, birds and ...
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Affeld, Marlene, (14 June 2013). So Wasted! Great Pacific Garbage Patch Poisons Marine Life-Environmental Activist Wage War. Gaurdian Express, N.P. Web. 8 July 2013.

 

Very useful article with many statistics and information on the effects of plastic in the oceans

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Greener Plastics | MIT Technology Review

Greener Plastics | MIT Technology Review | Ocean Pollution | Scoop.it
Plastics have become synonymous with waste, but they can be made ­sustainably.
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Anastas, Paul, (18 June 2013). Greener Plastics. MIT Technology Review. Web. 8 July 2013.

 

This talks a little about plastics and making them biodegradable

 

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Paper or Plastic … or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

Paper or Plastic … or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? | Ocean Pollution | Scoop.it
On Tuesday Los Angeles became the largest and most recent city to place a ban on plastic grocery bags in an effort to promote environmental sustainability.
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Gompper, Matt, (19 June 2013). Paper or Plastic... or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?. Reputation Forward. N.P. Web. 8 July 2013.

 

this website talks about Los Angeles no longer allowing plastic grocery bags to be distributed. There is also a short video with horrific images about an island caught in the middle of it all.

 

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IPS – The Future of the Pacific Ocean Hangs in the Balance | Inter Press Service

IPS – The Future of the Pacific Ocean Hangs in the Balance | Inter Press Service | Ocean Pollution | Scoop.it
The Future of the Pacific Ocean Hangs in the Balance - The immense scale of the Pacific Ocean, at 165 million square kilometres, inspires awe and fascination, but for those who inhabit the 22 Pacific island countries and territories, it is the very...
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Wilson, Catherine, (8 June 2013). The Future of the Pacific Ocean Hangs in the Balance. Inter Press Service, N.P. Web. 8 July 2013.

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The Sorrow Beneath the Sea

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Callum, Robert, (21 May 2012). The Sorrow Beneath the Sea. Newsweek, Vol. 159,  p.26-31, p6. Academic Search Complete. 8 July 2013.

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an ocean of plastic

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Douchette, Kitt, (29 Oct 2009) An Ocean of Plastic. Rolling Stone, Issue 1090, p54-57, p4. MasterFILE Premier. 8 July 2013.

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Marine Drone Collects Sea Garbage

Marine Drone Collects Sea Garbage | Ocean Pollution | Scoop.it
The marine drone is an a
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 Might be useful for my presentation.

 

This is a neat idea. I need to research it more

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Making Biodegradable Plastic from Grass | MIT Technology Review

Making Biodegradable Plastic from Grass | MIT Technology Review | Ocean Pollution | Scoop.it
Engineers seek a cheaper biodegradable polymer.
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Talbot, David, (5 June 2013). Plastic from Grass. MIT Technology Review. N.P. Web. 8 July 2013.

 

More about biodegradable plastics, now being made from grass

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Jennifer Lewis's comment, July 14, 2013 9:29 PM
Sounds really interesting!
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GOOD.is | Infographic: Transparency: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

GOOD.is | Infographic: Transparency: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch | Ocean Pollution | Scoop.it
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Image to display types of plastics in the ocean, and facts about its effects

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Pacific TV: Aqua Seafoam Shame - Feature Film

Pacific TV: Aqua Seafoam Shame - Feature Film | Ocean Pollution | Scoop.it
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The documentary isn't up yet, but I scooped it so I could check it out in the future. I am not using this for my project

 

 

This is an entire site devoted to the effects of plastics on the ocean. There is a documentary that I want to watch by Veronica Grey who travels the world to educate people about the great pacific garbage patch.

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