Category Archives: Plastic Pollution

The Plastic Age – Documentary

Removing Plastic Bottles from our Rivers – Living Lands & Water Video

Living Lands and Water has done hundreds of river cleanups across the USA. They find plastic bottles to be the most common river trash problem. This video shows LL&W in action.



Delaware River Cleanup – 32,832 pounds

Living Lands & Waters,  Philadelphia Water Department,  Partnership for Delaware Estuary and over 230 volunteers collected 16+ tons of trash along the Delaware in 20 cleanups from August 20 to September 2 (link)

Photo shows volunteers headin g out to one of the cleanup sites. Click the  image to see Flickr photos from the cleanups.


Great job, thanks to all who participated and organized this effort.

Microplastics in Our Oceans

Biologist Dr Pennie Lindeque from Plymouth Marine Laboratory shows how microplastics are impacting food chain, potentially affecting seafood.



Trash Free Maryland’s Trash Trawl

Short video by Julie Lawson on Trash Free Maryland’s 2015 Trash Trawl.


Time to start planning the 2016 Delaware River – Bay Trash Trawl!

Water Pollution Stages of Philadelphia’s Plastic Litter

Have you wondered what happens to Philadelphia’s plastic litter? This pdf shows the water pollution  stages of Philadelphia’s plastic litter. here is a slideshow of a recent talk.

You can download a pdf of this talk here.


Ocean Plastic Videos

Anna Cummins – 5 Gyres


Captain Moore – Agalita Marine Research Institute



Plankton Munching on Microplastics




Fate and Impact of Microplastic in Marine Ecosystems

Teeny, Tiny Plastic Monsters: Microplastics in our Ocean – Lecture by Dr. Peter Ross – Vancouver Aquarium (4/15/15)