Captain Charles Moore founded the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, but you might know him better as “the guy who talks about plastic in our oceans”. He has brought to the mainstream an awareness of the dangers of plastics to wildlife and the environment. His work includes writing papers on the topic of ocean contamination, giving lectures (yes another TED lecture guy), and developing protocols for monitoring marine and beach micro-plastics. Plus, he still manages to look manly while wearing a multi-coloured necklace of plastic flotsom – what’s not to like?
Beth over at Fake Plastic Fish filmed this clip last week while she was visiting the Captain. He was presenting at Google down in Mountainview California, and she, as an avid anti-plastics spokesperson, was invited. So thanks Beth for this exclusive clip (well, exclusive to those of you who don’t already read her blog)