Cleaning Up Oceans and Waterways

Brigidine Sister Catherine O’Connor CSB was startled to read of what a cleanup team recovered in a months long effort to clear away some of the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch  – a massive collection of marine debris plaguing the Pacific Ocean. A half-mile long trash-trapping system was set up in late July to collect waste. It trapped 63,000 pounds of trash including thousands of items that came from humans like toothbrushes, VHS tapes, golf balls, shoes and fishing gear.

The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit organization founded in 2013 by an18 year old is committed to trying to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. They freely admit this is a huge task.

To read more about this extraordinary challenge go to:

Let’s take up this invitation to review the ways in which we dispose responsibly of any waste? In what ways might we each take action to ensure all our oceans and waterways are protected?