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Tackling Ocean Garbage a Scrap at a Time

Man Tackles Ocean Garbage One Scrap at a Time
Science News by NewsLook

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.

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4:09AM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

Kudos. Let's clean up the oceans!

4:11PM PDT on Apr 13, 2012

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

God Bless this Man!

10:20AM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

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

7:15AM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

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!

7:19PM PDT on Apr 7, 2012

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

12:54AM PDT on Apr 7, 2012

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.

7:51AM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

Another small hero for us to emulate.

7:00AM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

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!

1:47PM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

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.

1:22PM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

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

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