A Chance Discovery -
In the summer of 1997, Charles Moore set sail from Hawaii, bound for California. When he took a shortcut through the seldom-traversed North Pacific Subtropical Gyre Moore realized his ship was skimming its way through a plastic soup. He had stumbled upon the largest garbage dump on the planet, soon to be dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
In Plastic Ocean, Moore unveils his ominous findings and the hidden properties of plastics.
Moore's research into plastic's invasiveness raises profound questions about the impact and implications of this man-made blight. As the oceans, essential to all life on earth, teeter on the brink of irrevocable decline, Plastic Ocean calls for a fundamental rethinking of what we now know to be our Plastic Age.
Paperback, 374 pages