Algalita Marine Research and Education South Pacific Trust is a chapter of Algalita Marine Research and Education, founded in 1994 by Captain Charles Moore. Captain Charles Moore discovered a massive area of plastic soup floating in the North Pacific Ocean in 1997, most commonly known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and through Algalita began the “Great Plastics Awakening”. We have been monitoring and working for 20 years now to understand the complexities of preventing plastic pollution. We use our leading edge understanding to educate and equip all stakeholders to work towards a world where plastic pollution is unthinkable. Our mission is to inspire and educate the South Pacific Community towards a strategic shift away from waste. Through providing the tools and experiences for young people to think critically, demand action and be agents for change.