It’s hard to forget the image of a sea turtle with a plastic straw lodged up its nostril or the young whale found dead in the Philippines after consuming 88 pounds of plastic. As difficult as those images are to take in, it might be slightly easier for those who don’t see the devastating effects of plastics pollution firsthand. But for those who spend their lives near the coast or sailing the world, the plastics pollution crisis is all too real and visible.
Now, as more and more plastics and microplastics are found in the ocean and the food chain, people around the globe are working on both preventive and reactive solutions to help solve the problem. Pete Ceglinski is one of those people.