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Introduction One of the main types of marine debris that you hear about today is plastic marine debris. In many places, it is the main type of debris that you will see as you walk along a beach, though perhaps not underwater. As common as they are on our beaches and in our homes, how much do you really know about plastics? For a more in-depth and detailed discussion on plastic marine debris, visit Plastic Marine Debris: An in-depth look . * Download our 1-pager on Plastic Marine Debris: What we know (
Click here to download our 1-pager on the garbage patches ( 1.1mb). Click here to download a 1-pager on the NOAA Marine Debris Program's projects related to the garbage patches ( 1.5mb). Frequently Asked Questions
Download our 1-pager here ( 337kb) Literature Cited Acknowledgements How much debris enters the ocean?