Ocean Garbage Patch is a 501c3 non-profit corporation formed in 2012 by Scott McKinnon and Shawn Larson, siblings that came to the same conclusion at the same time: Plastic pollution is a huge problem in the oceans and we want to do something about it. The goal of Ocean Garbage Patch is to bring awareness to the problem of floating plastic debris in the oceans through action. Our strategy is through action to have a continuous presence in the North Pacific actively removing plastic debris from the ocean. Through these activities we hope to bring awareness to the problem and support scientific research on the breadth and scope of floating plastic debris. Recently an article was published in PlosOne: e111913. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0111913. The authors estimated that there is 5.25 trillion particles weighing 268,940 tons of plastic floating debris throughout the world’s oceans. This estimate was based on 6 years of data (2007-2013) gathered during 24 expeditions and is equally distributed between the northern and southern oceans. The authors acknowledge this is just a snapshot of what is actually out there and is likely an underestimate of the problem. Today Ocean Garbage Patch launches its website and its work towards cleaning up the trillions of particles of plastic debris in our oceans. The oceans health depends on the removal of this trash and since we depend on the health of the oceans our own health depends on it as well.