It all started with a piece in the Independent in February about a trash vortex in the ocean, now known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It has been getting lots of coverage on the internet lately, including on TreeHugger: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: "Out of Sight, Out of Mind"
VBS.tv had to see it with their own eyes, so they sailed for two days in the Pacific before reaching their destination. But it wasn't like they expected: "What people don't get is that it's not really a patch and it's not really an island, both of which you might be able to contain and control. No, what we found is much worse. It's like a gigantic toxic stew and it's a big big problem that we need to pay attention to now."Warning: There's some swearing in the videos.
UPDATE: It looks like the videos below aren't available anymore, but you can now watch it here.
So far, 3 out of 12 episodes are available.
The host, Thomas Morton, will be on CNN Headline News to discuss Toxic: Garbage Island: April 12th & 13th @ 7:30pm, 9:30pm and 12:30am if you find your self flipping through the channels.
::VBS.tv, via ::Sailing into the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch