MIDWAY : trailer : a film by Chris Jordan from Midway on Vimeo.
I'd like to think that most of us now know about this particular effect of plastics pollution. Yet the infuriating truth is how little control we have, individually, over plastics pollution. We can use cloth shopping bags, store food in glass rather than plastic, prioritize the purchase of items with the least packaging, all of which we should do-- in fact, you can take the Plastics Promise here at 5Gyres-- but without pressure on plastics manufacturers, we'll barely make a dent. Greenpeace has some other actions we can take at the Trash Vortex.
Of course, the effects of plastics pollution goes far beyond seabirds. This Discover article gives a good overview of the human threats.