Video Of The Week - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

By Meera Dolasia on February 14, 2010

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a 500-mile long area of toxic plastic waste that extends from California to the Sea of Japan - All created thanks to our careless disposal of plastic, which not only takes a lot of energy to manufacture, but also, hundreds of years to disintegrate.

On this Valentine's day, when we appreciate everyone around us, let us take a moment to appreciate our planet and vow to do everything we can to help out - As you will learn from Kijani, the Green Gorilla, it is quite easy. If we alter just a few of our bad habits, we can make all make a difference!

source: sustainlanemedia

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  • midnight50Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 8:17 am
    that is so sad that a turtle is eating trash. It could die. I love turtles and to much stuff is eating them. If some one ate that turtle they could get sick
    • C.C.Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 9:56 am
      We are learning about oceans in class. We think it is very bad to litter and we will do our part to help the ocean creatures. Do your part too! REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!
      • PRETTY SMARTSunday, September 23, 2012 at 3:09 pm
        POOR TURTLE! Dose any body care about that turtle!
        • HP7Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 5:34 am
          any form of plastic can kill turtles once it has been ate by it. it is a pity that so few people care to recycle. These are problems that are only going to grow worse. PLEASE RECYCLE!!! REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE!!!
          • BubblesSunday, July 8, 2012 at 10:35 am
            First, aw, poor turtle! Second, if I am correct this little clip was meant to been seen by smaller kids. It is great that we are spreading this kind of idea to a new generation!
            • Belen G.Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 9:00 am
              poor turtle.! what kind of world do we live in.?
              • CUPCAKES!!Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 8:06 am
                Stupid Pacific Garbage Patch!!! Why did you have to exist!! Your hurting that poor little turtle!! Meanie!!
                • PaulMonday, May 14, 2012 at 5:08 am
                  In Soviet Russia the plastic bags eat the turtles. This is nothing compared to my country............Stupid american propaganda
                  • LOLTuesday, May 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm
                    Hey guys, the turtle is just doing his part! Recyle little turtle recycle 1
                    • lolly101
                      lolly101Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm
                      omg turtle spit that out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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