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Capt. Charles Moore on the seas of plastic (with video)

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Mar 12 2009: First solution: complete redesign of the worlds drainage systems. It's high time we realised as a species many of our current systems are dumb. We failed. That's ok, but lets change and lets get on it. In reality - every sewer should be a waste management plant. There should be no drain that does not go through garbage filtration. This is a fact. This is where the flaw lies - drains pump garbage to the sea.

The second thing we should do is BAN PLASTIC. Should the corporations that continually produce this trash not be held accountable?

Things are reaching breaking point, but we're still in denial.

Really, I feel this is one of the most compelling issues of our times. I wish the stupid world would listen. I wish the governements and councils and corporations would all band together on this one. The world is so short-sighted and dumb. This is of major concern.

Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.

About Charles Moore

Charles Moore is founder of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation. He captains the foundation's research vessel, the Alguita, documenting the great expanses of plastic waste that now litter