I’ve written about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (that is, the floating mass of plastic waste the size of Texas wreaking havoc in the Pacific Ocean) on quite a few occasions. It’s in the news a lot and is becoming better-known. And bigger. And more devastating. Take a look at this short piece from NPR today. Warning: it’s graphic. It should also be infuriating.
Consider also the eerie parallels between albatross parents mistakenly feeding their babies plastic and the degree to which we do or don’t know what’s really in most of the food we feed our kids.