A barge carrying 40 tonnes of plastics, garbage and other marine debris is slowly making its way down the west coast of Vancouver Island on its way to a recycling station in Richmond..
The recovery operation — dubbed the largest ever attempted in Canada — first started as an attempt to remove the material deposited by the 2011 Japanese tsunami.
Now, Karen Wristen, executive director of the Living Oceans Society who is coordinating the effort, says only a third of the debris is from Japan.
"The rest comes from every country in the Pacific Rim, including Canada I'm afraid." read more >>