David wanted to see the Great Pacific Garbage Patches himself and warn people about the dangers of plastic.
Reflection Time Have you got what it takes to be a real Wastebuster?
1 Can you think of ways of reducing the number of plastic bags you use at home and school? You could use some of these ideas for your school’s Primary Earth Summit project. 2. How do you think some of your own plastic rubbish like a drinks bottle could find its way to the sea? 3. Can you think of 5 small plastic items which could be mistaken for food by seagulls? 4. Which type of plastic items could you reuse or repair at home to help reduce the effects of global warming on fragile environments like the Great Barrier Reef?