People Who Track Ocean Plastic: Algalita

Oct 12, 2016

Most of our trash goes out of sight, out of mind in landfills. 

A haul from the Indian Ocean.
Credit Algalita

But plenty of the world's refuse ends up in waterways, to end up in the ocean.  And plastics in the ocean can present hazards to sea creatures and the health of creatures up the food chain. 

The organization called Algalita is dedicated to studying plastic trash and its effects at sea. 

Founder Captain Charlie Moore joins us with tales of what he's seen... and picked up.