In the past few years, the world has taken notice of the Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean, a gyre of trash estimated to be at a minimum the size of the state of Texas and possibly as large at the United States. 90% of this trash patch is comprised of plastic. And there are similar areas of plastic pollution throughout the world – in all the world’s oceans, in seemingly unlikely places like the Arabian Desert, along some of the most pristine beaches of the world, in our cities, in our rivers, and in our bodies. Plastic pollution affects every one of us.
Join me for an event that I hope will change the way we live today and in the future:TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch. This event, happening today, brings together thought leaders from the fields of technology, science, arts and entertainment, design, activism, and business to discuss the global plastic pollution crisis. Together, the group will identify the problem and share possible ways to solve it. The conference will culminate with the launch of 4 challenges to humanity – be part of this event and help stop plastic pollution worldwide.
Watch the event LIVE, right here right now:
(Check out www.TedxGreatPacificGarbagePatch.com for more info about the event)