The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
We Americans generate about 100lbs each of plastic waste a year. This is unsustainable.
Please check out the Ted Conference speech by Beth Terry, who realized her actions "were harming creatures she didn''t even know existed." And so, she decided to make a difference by reducing her plasitc waste to as little as possible (for the first 11 months of 2010 she generated LESS than 2 lbs of plastic waste!)
Video from KarmaTube