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Two Minutes on Marine Debris


By: Asma Mahdi

Food for thought: “Try to find a beach where nobody has been before. Chances are, trash has beaten you there.”

When trash, like an empty plastic bottle, soda can, or disposable sandwich bag is not properly tossed into a trash can, it can end up in our streams, rivers and bays, eventually finding its way to the ocean.

Check out this two-minute video posted last fall explaining the problem and how you can help be part of the solution from our partners at the United Nations Environment Programme along with cartoonist and NOAA Environmental Hero Jim Toomey.

What changes can you make in two minutes to help solve the marine debris problem?

Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

2 thoughts on “Two Minutes on Marine Debris

  1. In circle large debris flowing piles using containment boyes and set them on fire. Use Japanese Whaling ships to retrieve the flowing debris while still in international water.

  2. That film packs plenty into 2:12!

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