Asked by KTVZ 604 Votes Are you concerned about ocean pollution? 74% Yes, very much! Yes, very much! 12 26% Not really. Not really. 4 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Copy Link 74% Yes, very much! Add Comment Comment Share with friends I care enough to try and make a difference! It's astounding how much plastic waste ends up in the ocean each year. I care enough to try and make a difference! It's astounding how much plastic waste ends up in the ocean each year. Show Less 12 Comments 1 Sam Ackerman Yes I understand its a concern, Just when you look at the problem you see most of the trash is coming from other places then the USA. Reply Reply 1 Oakley Taylor How could anyone not being concerned about this major source of food for our fishermen and local economies? We have to reign in the pollution with reduction of plastic bags and with regard for sealife Reply Reply 0 Elizabeth Spalding There is a floating landfill called trash island that is almost the size of Texas. Miles and miles of trash. Reply Reply 0 Rachel Jarvis Saunders This is a global problem regardless of the source. Biodiversity is essential ...for live (HUMANS too), we have to protect the place that gives life. Reply Reply 0 Brian Klein It's a mess Reply Reply 0 Dan Taylor It's the engine that the planet runs on! Reply Reply 0 Heidi Owen As well as all the radiation coming from fukashima. Reply Reply 0 k san How can any sane, intelligent person not be concerned when we see a "garbage island" the size of Rhode Island in the middle of the Pacific; when we see dolphins ensnared in netting, etc.? Reply Reply 0 Mou Chat Reed It is a sad day when you see the pollution that is in the ocean and on beaches. Please clean up and carry out !! Reply Reply 26% Not really. Add Comment Comment Share with friends I understand it's a problem, but it's more out-of-sight, out-of-mind for me. I often forget to make changes to help the problem because it doesn't directly affect my daily life ... Show More I understand it's a problem, but it's more out-of-sight, out-of-mind for me. I often forget to make changes to help the problem because it doesn't directly affect my daily life yet. Show Less 4 Comments 1 Robert 'Lew' Lewandowski 95% of all ocean plastic pollution comes from 10 rivers, 8 in Aisia, the other 2 in Africa. The USA contributes about 1%. htps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4970214/95-plastic-oceans-com Reply Reply 1 John Philo The top polluters China and India are the ones who need to be held accountable not the US. Focus on the real culprits. Reply Reply 0 Christena Most of the issue comes from third world countries that don't take care of their garbage properly and last report was 40% of plastic in the ocean was from FISHING NETS. there's work to be done but our focus is in the wrong place. Reply Reply 0 Paul Drahn The media is breathless concerning plastic in the ocean. Eventually all the plastic breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces. When small enough, bacteria use it as a food source. Reply Reply George Pearson Jesus, where do you get your news? k san I second George? Where do you get your "news?" Because what you wrote is ridiculous. Austin Wills Did you get this from Faux News?