Over at Discard Studies, Defunct Models of Pollution starring Oceanic Plastics and Body Burdens

Over at Discard Studies, occassional Material World Contributor Max Liboiron has a lengthy piece about plastic waste in the Oceans:

Two scenarios first caught my attention and lead me to study plastic pollution. The first is that In the Pacific Ocean, plastic outweighs plankton six to one. The second is that some Natives in Greenland have so many industrial chemicals in their bodies that they can be classified as toxic waste when they die. Neither of these are isolated incidents; they are expressions of the global yet novel phenomenon of twenty-first century plastic pollution. In one form or another, and in high quantities, plastics are in every body of water and in every human body