Beth at Fake Plastic Fish posted this video yesterday. I'm posting it here, in case you haven't seen it. It is Captain Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, the person who discovered and continues to study the Great Eastern Garbage Patch, speaking at the most recent TED Conference.
If you've ever wondered why I'm trying to reduce my plastic consumption, just what is so bad about plastic, watch this. Just watch it. (Click here if the video does not embed.)