ocean garbage patch

Various types and sizes of plastics collected from the Kinnickinnic River, Milwaukee, WI. Photo: S. Mason, State University of New York at Fredonia. Public domain. Source: USGS.

Recent Efforts to Map and Cleanup the Ocean Garbage Patches

Elizabeth Borneman

The Ocean Cleanup has recently sent out a ship full of researchers and volunteers to help map and begin cleanup efforts on the Pacific Ocean garbage patch.