Stunning New Video Shows Massive Plastic Debris In Ocean | NBC Nightly News

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WE GET MORE ON THE PARADISE. WE GET MORE ON THE STORY FROM BILL NEILY. WE GET MORE ON THE STORY FROM BILL NEILY.>>Reporter: IN AND STORY FROM BILL NEILY.>>Reporter: IN AND UNDER WATER, PARADISE>>Reporter: IN AND UNDER WATER, PARADISE OF PLASTIC NIGHTMARE. UNDER WATER, PARADISE OF PLASTIC NIGHTMARE. DIVER RICH HORNER DAYS OF PLASTIC NIGHTMARE. DIVER RICH HORNER DAYS AGO FILMING STUNNING DIVER RICH HORNER DAYS AGO FILMING STUNNING IMAGES, SCHG FOR FISH AGO FILMING STUNNING IMAGES, SCHG FOR FISH BUT FINDING AN OCEAN IMAGES, SCHG FOR FISH BUT FINDING AN OCEAN OF PLASTIC TRASH. BUT FINDING AN OCEAN OF PLASTIC TRASH. BAGS, BOTTLES, OF PLASTIC TRASH. BAGS, BOTTLES, BUCKETS, TOO, HE SAID. BAGS, BOTTLES, BUCKETS, TOO, HE SAID. OFF THE TOURIST ISLAND BUCKETS, TOO, HE SAID. OFF THE TOURIST ISLAND OF BALI. OFF THE TOURIST ISLAND OF BALI. ITS MEANT TO BE HOME OF BALI. ITS MEANT TO BE HOME TO HUNDREDS OF MANTA ITS MEANT TO BE HOME TO HUNDREDS OF MANTA RAYS. TO HUNDREDS OF MANTA RAYS. HE SAW JUST ONE. RAYS. HE SAW JUST ONE. AND ITS HARD IT TO HE SAW JUST ONE. AND ITS HARD IT TO PICK UP ANY FISH AMID AND ITS HARD IT TO PICK UP ANY FISH AMID THE GARBAGE. PICK UP ANY FISH AMID THE GARBAGE. ON THE SURFACE, TOO, THE GARBAGE. ON THE SURFACE, TOO, ITS NOT NATURAL. ON THE SURFACE, TOO, ITS NOT NATURAL. ITS PLASTIC. ITS NOT NATURAL. ITS PLASTIC. HE SAYS THIS IS THE ITS PLASTIC. HE SAYS THIS IS THE WORST ITS EVER BEEN. HE SAYS THIS IS THE WORST ITS EVER BEEN. EXPERTS CALL IT A WORST ITS EVER BEEN. EXPERTS CALL IT A GLOBAL THREAT. EXPERTS CALL IT A GLOBAL THREAT.>>WEVE GOT AN UGLY, GLOBAL THREAT.>>WEVE GOT AN UGLY, DANGEROUS PROBLEM.>>WEVE GOT AN UGLY, DANGEROUS PROBLEM. AND WERE NOT FEARING DANGEROUS PROBLEM. AND WERE NOT FEARING IT SUFFICIENTLY. AND WERE NOT FEARING IT SUFFICIENTLY.>>Reporter: THE U.N. IT SUFFICIENTLY.>>Reporter: THE U.N. ESTIMATES BY 2050>>Reporter: THE U.N. ESTIMATES BY 2050 THERE WILL BE MORE ESTIMATES BY 2050 THERE WILL BE MORE PLASTIC IN THE OCEAN THERE WILL BE MORE PLASTIC IN THE OCEAN THAN FISH. PLASTIC IN THE OCEAN THAN FISH. ALREADY A TRILLION THAN FISH. ALREADY A TRILLION PLASTIC PARTICLES ALREADY A TRILLION PLASTIC PARTICLES DUMPED ACROSS THE PLASTIC PARTICLES DUMPED ACROSS THE WORLD. DUMPED ACROSS THE WORLD. THROWING OUT 10 WORLD. THROWING OUT 10 PLASTIC BAGS A WOKE THROWING OUT 10 PLASTIC BAGS A WOKE EACH. PLASTIC BAGS A WOKE EACH. MILLIONS ENDING UP EACH. MILLIONS ENDING UP HERE. MILLIONS ENDING UP HERE.>>ANIMALS BIG AND HERE.>>ANIMALS BIG AND SMALL ARE INGESTING>>ANIMALS BIG AND SMALL ARE INGESTING THOSE. SMALL ARE INGESTING THOSE. AND HOW IT THAT THOSE. AND HOW IT THAT EVENTUALLY ENDS UP AND HOW IT THAT EVENTUALLY ENDS UP INSIDE OUR OWN BODIES. EVENTUALLY ENDS UP INSIDE OUR OWN BODIES. IT ULTIMATELY IS INSIDE OUR OWN BODIES. IT ULTIMATELY IS POISONING ALL OF US. IT ULTIMATELY IS POISONING ALL OF US. HUMANS, FISH. POISONING ALL OF US. HUMANS, FISH.>>Reporter: ALMOST HUMANS, FISH.>>Reporter: ALMOST ALL THE PLASTIC EVER>>Reporter: ALMOST ALL THE PLASTIC EVER PRODUCED IS STILL ON ALL THE PLASTIC EVER PRODUCED IS STILL ON EARTH AND IN THE PRODUCED IS STILL ON EARTH AND IN THE OCEANS. EARTH AND IN THE OCEANS. HUGE ISLANDS OF IT NOW

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  1. The GOP and Trump would rather increase plastic in oceans by cutting EPA spending and nominating a$$hats to lead the EPA. In Michigan the GOP passed (https://inhabitat.com/michigan-just-made-it-illegal-for-cities-to-ban-plastic-bags/)

  2. This is a problem in some Asian countries, not the world as a whole. Take a peek at how they handle things in Indonesia and the Philippines…. This isn't how the rest of the planet handles things.

  3. Americans throw out plastic but not into the ocean, I suspect other countries are disposing of their trash by dumping it into the ocean. Why is that so crazy to assume? We've been recycling plastic and other debris for decades.

  4. Ridiculous that this video points a finger at the US. We may produce way more plastic than we should so I’m not saying that we shouldn’t make better decisions on our usage but at least we’re not stupid enough to allow it to be dumped in the ocean. That would be these 5 countries dumping this ridiculous amounts of trash in the ocean. China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Do a little research

  5. What goes through someone's mind when they throw plastic in the sea?? Do they really think it will just magically dissapear??

  6. I think it is not about who or which country is the worst, it is about making people think about their own use of plastic! Start by yourself and start thinking about your own usage of plastic. We try to avoid the use of Plastic where ever it is possible. Use your own reusable bags and don't buy packed items in the grocery stores is at least one starting point. A lot of companies start using paper or at least recycled materials for packing. Buy those!

  7. It is just heartbreaking. Use reusable bags at the grocery store, don't use straws, etc. We all can help, if even just a bit.

  8. Thats very bad all the plastics in the oceans an waters , but the question is how an why are all this plastic getting into the oceans worldwide , who is polluting it in there , we all just have to be more careful that all this plastic dont wind up in the oceans swimming in the waters , an so sad for the fish an animals .

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