An excerpt from the Gap Year Student update from Gapper Will Fox:

Beach Plastic Gap year beach plastic CEIOne of our last activities of the Gap student beach plastic CEIweek was on beach plastics with Kristal. We started in the presentation room, watching Kristal’s presentation on her experience researching the Pacific Ocean gyres. We then went out to a beach in Wemyss Bight to do some surveying. The results we got were pretty surprising -- we found a ton of micro plastic pieces in each of the quadrants we surveyed in. The microplastics came from larger pieces of plastic in the ocean breaking up, a current environmental issue that researchers at CEI are hoping to learn more about in order to affect change both locally and globally.
Well, that's a wrap.
Will Fox