The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a giant moving soup of plastic waste that has accumulated in the pacific ocean. Recent studies show the patch is currently 16 times bigger than previously estimated and has grown exponentially since scientists first began observing it in the 1970s.
So what does this mean for our oceans and what can we do to help reduce the problem in the future?
To find out more Jess was joined by David Booth, professor of Marine Ecology and Ecosystem Security Team member at UTS.