Right now massive mounds of plastic are floating in the five major ocean gyres.
Environmental activist Susan Perko joined Good Morning Connecticut at Nine to raise awareness and encourage others to make a difference.
Perko explains just how bad the state of plastic pollution is right now. She suggest one option is for folks to drink tap water.
Perko also explains what we can do as a society to help lower the amount of pollution and why she paints glass bottles in the video above.