Tackling Ocean Garbage a Scrap at a Time

A Dutchman has launched a campaign to clean up the planet’s “plastic soup”. The Great Garbage Patch, which is located in the Pacific Ocean, contains high concentrations of plastic, chemical sludge and other debris. Photo Credit: ingridtaylar via Flickr.

Man Tackles Ocean Garbage One Scrap at a Time
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Valentina R.
Valentina R.3 years ago

Kudos. Let's clean up the oceans!

Kimberlee W.
Kimberlee W.3 years ago

Anyone who has ever read me on these threads knows this is something I never say - -

God Bless this Man!

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson3 years ago

love it... people are becoming so careless about this planet

Paul S.
Paul S.3 years ago

Nice work!!

You can see photos from others cleaning up their world at


Please share your photos too:) That way your actions inspire others globally!

Dave C.
Dave C.3 years ago

every little bit helps.....try to follow this wonderful example

heather g.
heather g.3 years ago

That is very good news. I wish he had created a website, used the media to a greater extent and emailed all large plastic manufacturers and encouraged them to fund this mission. It would need the size of the US Navy with all its vessels to make even a slight difference in the clean-up of the swirling oceans of plastic.

Lauren B.

Another small hero for us to emulate.

Chinmayee Jog
Chinmayee Jog3 years ago

So much to fix everywhere - personal problems, the environment, saving animals, saving human beings...maybe one day we will all be able to wake up and feel that we and the planet are fully healed...thanks for sharing!

Joan S.
JC S.3 years ago

I've practiced this for years. No matter where I am if I encounter some trash I pick it up. Always when walking beaches I bring a bag and pick up every thing I can. What has been shouting at me lately while doing this is those tiny colored bits that place themselves among the small shells and pebbles.

Deirdre B.
Raven Boyne3 years ago

Each small step forward is appreciated by the Water Spirit...