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How Marine Debris Travels

Just like people who travel around the world, our trash travels and it can go pretty far! Even if it’s dropped in an inland location, litter can easily become marine debris. Then it can move around the ocean, being pushed around by wind and currents, and traveling to far off locations, from remote islands to the depths of the ocean.

Two garbage cans overflowing.
Last updated Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:14pm PST