Within the expanse of the oceans, there are confluence points where the myriad currents meet. Naturally, as the currents travel there, they carry what they catch. The great tragedy is the massive amounts of trash that join them on their travels. Much of this trash mirrors our own consumption habits, in that it is plastic. Plastic, the ubiquitous compound of modern society. Resilient to a fault, it does not degrade. Instead, plastic has a nasty habit of mechanically breaking into tiny pieces, microplastics, that are now as ubiquitous in the oceans as the tides that carry them.