My First Voyage To The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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I founded the nonprofit OPDERA – Ocean Plastic Debris Education Research and Awareness because most people are not aware of the environmental catastrophe happening right before their eyes. I WAS SHOCKED when I first read about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch 15 years ago. My further research into the subject proved inconclusive. Much that was […]

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – where did the plastic waste come from?

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“The North Pacific is home to an enormous swirl of plastic waste twice the size of Texas known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but how the trash made its way to the region has been a mystery among scientists – until now.” – Daily MailLearn more Source: #zerowaste #plasticfree #plasticpollution #recycle #environment #plasticfreeliving […]

OPDERA Highlighted by The Smithsonian Institute

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OPDERA.ORG‘s work was highlighted by The Smithsonian Institute for their work and helping researchers gain access to vital data and biological specimens. Follow this link to see a brief description of the work and view a couple photos from OPDERA.ORG‘s voyage to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.


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