5 Ocean Gyres
Eco Company travels to Southern California to visit the Algalita Marine Research Foundation. Algalita has been conducting research about plastic in the Earth's oceans for 15 years. Sailing on the foundation's 50 foot catamaran, the Algalita, researchers have traveled around the globe to trawl for plastic in the 5 major gyres where plastic debris gathers. Adam visits the lab to see all of the plastic "confetti" which is meticulously catalogued and analyzed. What he learns will startle even those who are acutely aware of the oceans' growing issues with plastic waste.