Gyre: Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean

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Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Kelley, J. J.. Gyre: Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean. Brooklyn: Dudes on Media, 2013. HD, 22 min.

A National Geographic journey along the remote Alaskan coast … in search of garbage. A team of scientists and artists investigates the buildup of marine debris washing out of the great gyres, or currents, in the Pacific Ocean. Called the Gyre Expedition, their goal is to create art from the trash they find to raise awareness about its impact on oceans and wildlife. Their artwork will become part of a traveling exhibition in 2014. (Source: Dudes on Media)

© 2013 Dudes on Media. Film used with permission.

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Further readings: 
  • Kaiser, Jocelyn. "The Dirt on Ocean Garbage Patches." Science 328, no. 5985 (2010): 1506.
  • Koppelkamm, Leo."The misunderstanding: Waste." Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library, 2014.