Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Photography

Your Plastic Waste Is Killing Tons of Baby Birds

We talked to the photographer who documents North Pacific albatross and their garbage-clogged insides.
Harriet Renn
5.2.18
plastics

Good job, humans, you killed this whale

Sperm whale that washed up dead in Spain had 64 pounds of plastic garbage in its body.
Rex Santus
4.12.18
The Ocean

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has grown to twice the size of Texas

It’s largely fishing gear, though plastic is accumulating at an exponential rate
Alex Lubben
4.6.18
VICE on HBO

Inside the monumental effort to rid the world’s oceans of plastic

The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute.
Olivia Awad
2.6.18
Clean Up Clean Up

These Plastic-Eating Machines Will Filter Our Junk From the Ocean

The Ocean Cleanup revealed how their ocean-plastic-removal machine will actually work.
Emma Griffith
5.12.17
sustainability

The Ocean Contains Less Food for You Than 50 Years Ago

October is National Seafood Month, but a new study published by the World Wildlife Fund suggests you probably shouldn’t celebrate with a seafood tower.
Wyatt Marshall
10.12.15
environment

Nearly 300,000 Tons of Plastic is Floating in the World's Oceans

A first of its kind study says there's an estimated five trillion pieces of plastic floating on the surface of the oceans — just how much is in the water column or floats to the bottom remains unknown.
Katherine Tweed
12.11.14
earth

We're Looking for a Missing Plane and All We’ve Found Is Trash

A month after MH370 disappeared, trash is the only thing we've found—maybe we shouldn't ignore the symbolism there.
Jason Koebler
4.7.14